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Ex-Cleveland Police boss spent £80,000 on corporate credit card

A former Chief Executive of Cleveland Police Authority spent nearly £80,000 using a corporate credit card.

Joe McCarthy was a former Chief Executive of Cleveland Police Authority Credit: ITV

Joe McCarthy is being investigated as part of a corruption inquiry into people with past or present associations with Cleveland Police Authority.Costs include more than £15,000 pounds on hotel rooms in four years.

A spokesperson for the police said it should not be assumed that use of the credit card related solely to personal expenditure, and that the number of credit cards used by the force has been vastly reduced.