DCC Citifleet: Police finishing final report

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### ODT Online Wed, 16 Sep 2015
Final Citifleet fraud report not finished
By Chris Morris
Dunedin police are still working to finalise a report into the $1.5 million Citifleet fraud, despite announcing in June no charges would be laid, it has been confirmed. The development came as it was confirmed an earlier police report into the Dunedin City Council’s long-running fraud was released to media despite internal concerns from senior police it was out of date, emails showed.
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● The Department of Internal Affairs was keeping a close eye on the Dunedin City Council’s handling of the Citifleet fraud investigation, documents show. (ODT)

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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5 responses to “DCC Citifleet: Police finishing final report

  1. E Palmer

    OMG! Public pressure finally seeing some wider accountability at long last or is this just more of the lip service we’ve come to expect in this City?

  2. Keith McMillan

    It is quite beyond me to understand how long the police can take to produce a report on anything, they can look at a very simple incident and produce a report long after everyone has forgotten it.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Be fair Keith, their spin-coaching is progressing well:

      “The likelihood of a statement on the fraud by Local Government Minister Paula Bennett was also canvassed, but dismissed as unnecessary by her staff.
      Instead, the emails suggested talking points for Ms Bennett and her staff in response to any media questions….”

  3. russandbev

    The DCC and the Police have very strong interests in not pursuing anything other than the simplistic position that this fraud was carried out by one person and no-one else was involved. Report writing is simply the tiresome business of closing off the file.

  4. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 1 Oct 2015
    No decision on open inquest into Bachop’s death
    By Chris Morris
    A coroner is yet to decide whether to hold an open inquest into the death of former Dunedin City Council Citifleet team leader Brent Bachop. […] investigations by Deloitte and Dunedin police concluded he was at the centre of the $1.5million Citifleet vehicle fraud involving the sale of 152 cars and the pocketing of proceeds over more than a decade. The Otago Daily Times was told yesterday there was still no decision on whether an inquest would be held or the matter dealt with ”on papers” without the need for a hearing.
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