Crown Prosecution Service finance manager – Lisa Burrow, and former taxi driver – Tahir Mahmood, are to be charged with conspiracy to commit fraud over false taxi claims totalling at least £1million.
41-year-old Lisa Burrows from Oldbury spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and address. Burrows and Mahmood, 50, were not required to enter a plea. They'll next appear at Birmingham Crown Court for a bail hearing tomorrow morning.
The charges relate to an allegation that Burrows and the other member of staff, on or before 27 February 2013, conspired together to commit fraud by false representation by submitting to the Crown Prosecution Service false claims for witness care taxi services to the value of at least £1,000,000 when no such services had been supplied.
– Malcolm McHaffie, Deputy Head of Special Crime for the CPS
The CPS say Lisa Burrows has been charged by West Midlands Police. The other individual has not yet been charged.
Lisa Burrows will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow.