Dunedin City Council group manager Kevin Thompson has
become the latest casualty of the alleged $1.5 million
Citifleet fraud after opting to resign.
The decision by Mr Thompson, the council's regulatory
services group manager, was confirmed in a council statement
issued late this afternoon.
It followed a three-month Deloitte investigation into an
alleged fraud within Citifleet, involving the sale of 152
cars and the pocketing of more than $1.5 million in proceeds
over more than a decade.
Council chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose said in today's
statement the Deloitte report did not indicate Mr Thompson
was ``involved with, or was implicated in, any alleged
Mr Thompson, who worked for the council since 1997, was the
group manager with oversight of Citifleet.
His resignation would take effect from October 3, and in the
meantime Mr Thompson was on leave.
News of his departure came just days after council
infrastructure and networks general manager Tony Avery opted
to resign over the growing scandal.
Citifleet team leader Brent Bachop, who died suddenly in May,
reported directly to Mr Thompson, who in turn reported to Mr