Following a criminal investigation by the Council’s Counter Fraud Service into the activities of the Business Manager at Trimley St Martin Primary School, Katherine Todd pleaded guilty to two charges of fraud over the period March 2017 to December 2019 totalling £13,177.45.
She was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for 2 years, and also ordered to pay compensation of £13,177.45 and legal and investigatory costs of £13,502.70.
You can read more about it here.
The Counter Fraud Service would like to remind school staff of their responsibilities regarding preventing and detecting fraud and the importance of sound financial governance and controls. Resources to assist in this can be found here.
LA maintained schools can report fraud to the Counter Fraud Service:
Fraud Hotline:01473 264399