Staff at HM Revenue & Customs were investigated over £2.3m worth of fraud
in the past year.
The sum is thought to constitute more than half of all fraud perpetrated by
individuals from government departments,
One member of staff signed off £100,000 worth of her own made-up expenses,
while a clerk stole over £200,000 to pay for holidays, the paper said.
David Gauke, the Tory shadow exchequer secretary, said: ‘These figures
suggest an alarming increase in HMRC staff fraud. On top of failures in general
performance and data protection in particular, this demonstrates yet further
failure in HMRC’s procedures. I will be writing to Stephen Timms to ask for
further details and to ask what is being done to address the issue and how has
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