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Mr Rhodes, who earns £65,000 a year, said: "We are talking about breach of procedure here."
Fraud victims complain they are being denied justice as police no longer routinely investigate the crimes. As of this month, anyone who walks into a police station or rings 999 to say they have been scammed is told to ring a Government-funded call centre or visit a website instead.
Chief Inspector John Buttress was working in his office at Greater Manchester Police headquarters at Central Park when he was arrested in front of his colleagues.
While the National Fraud Initiative undoubtedly provides crucial insight into how local councils and central government departments are potentially leaking money, it’s important to remember that there is still plenty of work to be done.
The National Fraud Initiative has uncovered £1bn in incorrect and dishonestly obtained payments in the UK since its establishment in 1996, the Audit Commission announced.
Police officers should play a greater role in charging and prosecuting uncontested and low-level offences, the Attorney-General has suggested. Dominic Grieve QC said the shift in responsibilities would take the pressure off the Crown Prosecution Service.
The National Fraud Authority (NFA) is rolling out two digital campaigns this week with the aim of building awareness of the types of fraud and the reporting centre 'Action Fraud'.
Thirty-six people have been arrested and 45 premises searched as part of an investigation into criminal gangs smuggling people into Britain from the Middle East. The investigation is one of 600 currently being pursued by Europol, half of which have links to Britain.
A property fraud line launched by the Land Registry lets owners who are concerned that their property might be subject to a fraudulent sale or mortgage, report it.
A former Surrey Police officer is to appear in court to face 58 charges relating to fraud. Former Chief Inspector Tanya Brookes, 45, was arrested in January.
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