An accountant for the Crown Prosecution Service appeared in court over false taxi claims totalling more than £1million.

Lisa Burrows is alleged to have submitted false claims, supposedly on behalf of witnesses in her role as an area financial officer for the West Midlands.

The 41-year-old is accused of committing fraud between February 2008 and October last year with an administrative officer who has yet to be charged.

Malcolm McHaffie, deputy head of special crime for the CPS, said the pair submitted ‘false claims for witness care taxi services to the value of at least £1million when no such services have been supplied’.

A complaint was made by the CPS and investigated by West Midlands Police, he said.

‘I have now concluded that it is appropriate to charge both Burrows and the other individual with conspiracy to commit fraud,’ Mr McHaffie added.

Red-haired Burrows, wearing a black leather jacket, spoke…

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