No frauds in police force

LOTHIAN and Borders Police has found no evidence of benefit fraud among officers or staff following a review.

The force took part in the National Fraud Initiative, where organisations look for evidence of fraud or error in benefits, pension or payroll payments.

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A total of 336 cases were examined, with 327 now completed without finding any discrepancies.

A report to the police board said: “Initial investigation indicates that there will be no evidence of fraud or error in any of these matches.”