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.
Update - both members of West Midlands CPS staff now charged with conspiracy to commit fraud @itvcentral
Prosecution says false taxi invoices were put in over nearly five years, from Feb 2008 to Oct 2012 #CPS
50yo Tahir Mahmood has appeared in court charged with conspiring to make at least £1m worth of false taxi claims @itvcentral
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