Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Former Labour councillor charged with defrauding council she sat on

A former Labour councillor has appeared in court charged with defrauding Wigan Council over fake child care expenses from the time she was a councillor.

Emma McGurrin is accused of making 9 false claims for child care in 2012 and 2013. She denies the claims but one of the women whose names appeared on fake receipts has already admitted her part in the fraud at a magistrate's court.