We Reported a Serious Case of £SIX-FIGURE Fraud To a Council’s Auditors. What Did They Do? Nothing …

Listen to:

Veritau – 6th April 2017 – My Phone Number Trimmed – 01904552935 01904552935 2017 04 06 13 25 01 by Paul Cardin on #SoundCloud


As you can hear, Veritau chased up a York woman local to them who was involved in benefit fraud. She was sent to prison.

They then used this to blow their own trumpet in an article in a local newspaper and to deter other potential benefit fraudsters from criminal activity.

But when I reported Stuart Halliday’s alleged fraud, which went into six figures, they made no definite promises, fair enough, but four years later there appears to have been no investigation carried out and unlike the lady who went to prison, Stuart Halliday was free to continue in his senior role at my local council, Wirral.

Now, it appears the newspaper that printed the original benefit fraud story was tipped off or pressurised by persons unknown and the article was safely deleted, drawing a convenient veil across the abject, corporate hypocrisy of Veritau.

We rang them again a year later:

Listen to Veritau – 10th May 2018 – 01904552935 2018 05 10 13 32 00 [1] by Paul Cardin on #SoundCloud


Veritau Manager Jonathan Dodsworth never rang us back.

About Wirral In It Together

Campaigner for open government. Wants senior public servants to be honest and courageous. It IS possible!
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