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Big embezzlement targeted Britain's CPS

Feb. 28, 2013 at 12:48 AM

BIRMINGHAM, England, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Two employees of Britain's Crown Prosecution Service used false claims for taxis for witnesses to line their own pockets, police said Wednesday.

Lisa Joanne Burrows, 41, a finance manager in the West Midlands was charged with the crime and was scheduled to appear in Birmingham before a magistrate Thursday, The Guardian reported. An unnamed administrator had not yet been charged.

Malcolm McHaffie, the CPS deputy head of special crime, said the two submitted false vouchers for taxi fares for witnesses totaling $1.5 million.

The Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales handles criminal cases after police have investigated them, including advising on what charges to bring and interviewing witnesses.

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