Officer jailed for fraud

Ross Knowles jailed Photo: ITV Meridian

A senior official has been sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding two million pounds from various local authorities. Ross Knowles was a high ranking manager at Kent County Council. He was responsible for buying bulk gas and electricity. Kent County Council says the funds are currently being recovered and it has revised its controls to prevent something similar happening again. Tom Savvides sent this report from Maidstone Crown Court.