Police review backs Citifleet decision

A police review of the evidence has found no grounds to charge anybody over the $1.5 million Citifleet vehicle fraud which rocked the Dunedin City Council.

Dunedin police had previously indicated former Citifleet team leader Brent Bachop was ''believed to be the sole person responsible'' for the fraud.

There was insufficient evidence to charge anyone else.

Mr Bachop died suddenly in May last year, days after being questioned about irregularities within Citifleet.

A Deloitte report subsequently revealed he was at the centre of a fraud involving the sale of 152 council cars to buyers inside and outside the council, with proceeds pocketed by Mr Bachop.

A review of the evidence by Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis, released to the Otago Daily Times today, says there is insufficient evidence to charge anybody who bought a car with receiving.

"No other criminal charges have been identified."




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