FIVE members of staff at Wrexham Council have been involved in fraud, it has been revealed.
Four were involved in benefit fraud and one person was found to have deliberately falsified flexi-time records and used council vehicles without authorisation.
The details emerged in an internal audit service report covering April to August of this year.
There is also an alleged case of benefit fraud involving a council worker still in progress, as well as four other fraud cases. Two other cases of fraud were not proven.
Following the fraud incidents, the council’s human resources manager has now reviewed its disciplinary policy and procedures to strengthen the actions the council can take against staff who commit benefit fraud.
The report, which will go before Wrexham Council’s audit committee on Thursday, also details other actions being taken.
It states: “The following counter-fraud activities have been undertaken:
“Providing advice on counter- fraud activities both directly to officers and indirectly via the counter-fraud page on the intranet.
“Chairing and facilitating the Counter-Fraud Group.
“Acting as the contact point for the National Fraud Initiative.”
l The audit report also revealed that an ongoing police and disciplinary is being undertaken at an unnamed Wrexham school.
It said: “The school cannot be identified as an ongoing police/disciplinary investigation is in progress. Weaknesses related to income received.”