Post Office accounting system questioned

A number of sub-postmasters are fighting the Post Office after the delivery
organisation’s accounting system showed missing funds at their branches.

The sub-postmasters insisted they did not owe the money but several faced
bankruptcy or prison when they could not pay the deficits the Horizon accounting
system said they owed, Computer Weekly reported.

The Post Office denies any IT-related fault would lead the system to show
incorrect sums of money owed by some postmasters.

“Horizon is an extremely robust system which operates over our entire Post
Office network and successfully records millions of transactions each day.”

“There is no evidence that points to any fault with the technology. We would
always look into and investigate any issues raised by sub-postmasters,” a Post
Office spokesperson told the publication.

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