AN ALLEGED fraud from within Oxfordshire County Council is thought to have cost the authority more than £117,000.

As previously reported, the council has said the suspected fraud will be subject to court proceedings.

The council said a hearing will take place at Oxford Crown Court and that it is scheduled to take place in October.

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When the Oxford Mail asked for more details about the case in August, the council refused to give any.

But it was obliged to answer questions the newspaper asked in a Freedom of Information request.

The alleged fraud case was first mentioned in a council report last year.

It said the suspected crime in the children’s services department was thought to have cost £117,316.53.

It is alleged to have taken place between November 2012 and February 2018.

Another case of alleged impropriety regarding a council procurement card resulted in a ‘full investigation’.

The council said: “Appropriate action was taken in accordance with the disciplinary process.”