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CPS Taxi Fraud: Charges Over £1m Plot
Two workers at the Crown Prosecution Service are facing charges over a fraud plot involving false taxi claims worth at least £1m.
Finance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, from Birmingham, and an administrative officer who has not been named, work for CPS West Midlands.
The allegations concern false claims for witness care taxi services to the value of at least £1m when no such services had been supplied, the CPS alleged in a statement.
Malcolm McHaffie, deputy head of special crime for the CPS, said the charges followed a complaint by the Crown Prosecution Service and a subsequent investigation by West Midlands Police into two members of CPS staff.
"I have now concluded that it is appropriate to charge both Burrows and the other individual with conspiracy to commit fraud," he said.
Mr McHaffie added that while the administrative officer had not yet been charged, Burrows was due appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday.