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Cop charged over bogus invoice case

A POLICE officer who lives in Hall Green was among six men who appeared before magistrates on Tuesday (August 4) in connection with an alleged fraud said to have involved more than £200,000.

A POLICE officer who lives in Hall Green was among six men who appeared before magistrates on Tuesday (August 4) in connection with an alleged fraud said to have involved more than £200,000.

PC Manjit Singh Marva, 37, of Pipers Green, is alleged to have conspired with four others and submitted false invoices to West Midlands Police - and arranged for payment - between July 12 2005 and September 22 2006 for work that had not been carried out.

Together with two other defendants, he is also charged with willful misconduct while in a public office between the same dates.

The other defendants, mostly from the Birmingham area, include two civilians employed by West Midlands Police.

They have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the force and misconduct in a public office. All have been suspended from duty.

The six appeared in Court 2 at Warwickshire Justice Centre in Nuneaton. After a 19-minute hearing, they were remanded on unconditional bail to Warwick Crown Court on August 14. No pleas have been entered.

Presiding magistrate Nigel O’Mara told them: “All of these offences cannot be dealt with at the magistrates court. They have to be dealt with at the crown court at Warwick.”

 

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