Monday, 5 January 2015

Labour ex-councillor jailed for defrauding Wigan Council

A Labour councillor charged with defrauding Wigan Council over fake child care expenses has been jailed for 8 months.

Former councillor Emma McGurrin denied the charges but one of her accomplices admitted the fraud and she was convicted of defrauding the council out of £1,700. The judge said that she must serve at least 4 months of her sentence.