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Police Federation of England and Wales, £1m Charity Fraud

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posted on Mar, 19 2016 @ 05:12 AM
Years ago I encountered fraud involving Social Services. Money allocated for counselling bereaved children was being spent on clothes and drugs for adults. I confronted the most senior SS employee I knew. The reaction was to set a cover-up in motion.

More recently I've seen my local council waste massive sums of money on fake green energy schemes. Contractors and council staff benefited financially. The contractors at least turned up for work, even if that work was unnecessary. The council staff, and one particular structural engineer often didn't turn up, but pretended they'd been, seen, and talked. Ignorant and very expensive decisions were made as a result of not making those site visits. Local men, women and children suffered. The money was wasted. Researching that story it is very apparent the story just stopped dead. No updates. No explanations. No apologies. Just a black hole.

Compare that to a fraud involving Police Federation staff. It's being dealt with openly. To me this story shows how the police in general are steadily improving. Years ago this would have been brushed under the carpet, just as it is in many other organisations.

Four arrested in investigation into federation fraud as vice-chair resigns

Four people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a staff association after suspicious activity was identified in its bank accounts.

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) requested that Surrey Police look in to it after concerns were raised about the transfer of around £1 million into a charitable account last August.

This morning (March 18), the force arrested four men on suspicion of fraud and conspiracy to defraud, three of whom are serving officers.

PFEW vice-chairman Will Riches, a constable in the Metropolitan Police Service, has resigned, but no official reason for this has been given.

Detective Superintendent Karen Mizzi said: “We are carrying out a detailed and thorough investigation into allegations of fraudulent activity involving significant amounts of money.

“As the allegation was only reported to us on Wednesday, March 16, our enquiries are at an early stage but specialist officers, including our Economic Crime Unit, are investigating to establish whether any offences have occurred.

“The Police Federation reported the matter to us as their headquarters is in Leatherhead and we are their local force, but to be clear, those arrested are not Surrey Police officers. Our Professional Standards Department is currently in liaison with colleagues in relevant forces to inform them of the arrest of their officers.”
edit on 19 3 2016 by Kester because: punctuation

posted on Mar, 19 2016 @ 06:00 AM
a reply to: Kester

I am increasingly disolutioned with charities from

The ones run as small businesses with those at the top (just lending their names)
and receiving mega salaries, and those actually donating their services and time
for little or nothing

To *stars and celebs* receiving fees, often large for their services in presenting etc.
while those with virtually nothing in comparison donating.

To the likes of Cammilla whats her name (Kids Co. charity) living of the fat and
being totally unaccountable

*Sports aid*... *children in need* *feed the world* etc running for years. Each year
making *X* amount of millions more than the previous year..... And adverts still
showing thin starving children WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING I don't see things

Talk about being disoluioned

edit on 19-3-2016 by eletheia because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 19 2016 @ 02:45 PM
a reply to: Kester

Seems to me where there are large sums of money sloshing around there is the opportunity for fraud , my own local council have made some dubious decisions over the last couple of years in regard to contracts awarded and works undertaken.

Have to admit I did have a long hard belly laugh at the Police Federation being implicated in fraud.

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