Investigators leading the benefit fraud inquiry at Glasgow City Council say more than 250 members of staff will fac...
Investigators leading the benefit fraud inquiry at Glasgow City Council say more than 250 members of staff will face criminal charges for defrauding the welfare system of£1.5m.
The Sunday Herald (p3) reported that it will be the biggest criminal operation by the department of social security in British history.
Carol Giannini, who is leading the Benefit Agency fraud team's investigation, said her inquiries were not set to end until April. 'By then, there will be between 250 and 300 Glasgow Council workers facing criminal charges,' she said.
The council claims none of the fraud is organised. The 80 so far caught for fraud include full-time, part-time and sessional, or freelance workers. Disciplinary action has already begun against 18 of the 80. It is thought that all those exposed for fraud will be sacked.