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NHS FD faces fraud trial

Manchester ambulance service FD and chief executive in fraud trial

An ambulance service FD and chief executive looked to defraud nearly quarter
of a million pounds through a scheme to recruit Filipino nurses, prosecutors
told Manchester Crown Court yesterday.

The trial against Trevor Molton, former chief executive of West Yorkshire
Metropolitan Ambulance Service (WYMAS) and former FD John Miners centres on
their plan to secretly set up a private company to rent accommodation to
overseas nurses, despite being subject to codes of conduct and legal
responsibilities for running the service and using public funds, the court
heard.

Problems with the properties led WYMAS to foot costs of furnishing and
decorating, and the two men’s property company also claimed rent from the
ambulance service for unoccupied properties, prosecutors claimed, amounting to
nearly £250,000.

The case continues.

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