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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,
Could you please disclose how many employees have been suspended over allegations of fraud in each year going back to 2017. How many of those were suspended on full pay? If you can, please provide detail on the type of fraud.

Yours faithfully,

Gurpreet Kaur

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Dear Gurpreet Kaur

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 1^st March 2022. We
have considered your request and provide the following information to
partially answer your request -

 

Could you please disclose how many employees have been suspended over
allegations of fraud in each year going back to 2017. How many of those
were suspended on full pay? If you can, please provide detail on the type
of fraud.

 

During the period 2017 to 2019 there have been 6 employees with suspension
on full pay. The various reasons were for misuse of flexible working,
misuse of council vehicles, irregularities in paperwork and working
practice, and council tax fraud.  There have been no suspensions for the
period 2020 onwards.

 

However on this occasion we cannot supply all the information you have
asked for. In respect of the further breakdown requested and in accordance
with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts as
a Refusal Notice. 

 

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details on why this exemption applies please see the attached document.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

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