Accirding to the Manchester Evening News (30 January 2009), an NHS fire and risk assessment officer has been sacked and ordered to pay out more than £5,000 after falsely claiming travel expenses.
Mark Ashton cheated East Cheshire NHS Trust out of more than £1,000 by claiming mileage for made-up journeys.
Ashton, 50, of London Road South, Poynton, who had worked as a fire and risk assessment officer for the trust since 2001, admitted fraud by false representation at Macclesfield magistrates court.
He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay back £1,181 in compensation and more than £4,000 in costs.
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