A town hall was duped out of £130,000 – after conmen persuaded finance officers to change bank details on a legitimate invoice.
Organised criminals tricked finance officers at Salford council by pretending to be contractors owed cash by the authority. Bosses at the council – which needs to save £24m this year – don’t know how the stolen money will be replaced.
Would you not feel questions need to be asked,heads need to role,senior officers have questions to answer and systems need to be put in place to see this does not happen again. All this while the Mayor is trotting around India.