Seven in court over NHS Trust fraud charges worth £3m

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A MANAGER at a Leeds-based NHS Trust and six others have appeared in court in connection with an alleged fraud believed to involve up to £3m of public money.

Charges relate to allegations involving Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust between 2008 and 2014.

They who appeared before magistrates yesterday were: Neil Wood, 40, of Heydon Close, Meanwood, faces four charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position and one charge of conspiracy to commit fraud; Lisa Wood, 39, Heydon Close, Meanwood, three counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position; Daniel Benton, 36, of Newport Crescent, Headingley, one count of conspiracy to commit fraud; Katherine Dixon, 44, of New Dixton Road, Monmouth, conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position; Terry Dixon, 45, of St Thomas Road, Monmouth, conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position; Huw Grove, 43, Field Farm Close, Bristol, four offences of conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position. Jaqueline Grove, 46, Field Farm Close, Bristol, three offences of conspiracy to commit fraud by abuse of position.

No pleas were entered. The case was committed ot Leeds Crown Court.

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