HMRC controller sacked over credit card theft
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has told a unit at HMRC to improve its financial management after a controller was sacked for stealing thousands of pounds.
The IPCC launched an investigation after allegations an HMRC team leader stole up to £10,530 using corporate credit cards were referred to it.
The commission questioned a number of credit card cash withdrawals over a 12 month period to July 2011. The majority were made using a credit card assigned to the manager, although cards used by other members of the team were also used, to which the team leader had access to.