Two employees with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service today admitted making more than £1million worth of bogus claims for taxi fares.
Finance manager Lisa Burrows and officer worker Tahir Mahmood were warned to expect “inevitable” jail terms after pleading guilty at Birmingham Crown Court to fraud by abuse of position.
Burrows, aged 41, of Titford Road, Oldbury, and Mahmood, 50, from Eastbourne Avenue, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, are believed to have used the proceeds of the five-year fiddle to pay off a mortgage and fund trips to Dubai.
The pair, who will be sentenced in July, showed no obvious sign of emotion as they admitted conning the CPS out of £1,021,475 by producing invoices for a fictitious cab firm purporting to cater for witnesses.
Asking Judge Nicholas Webb for the case to be adjourned until July 4, prosecutor Mr Brian Dean said inquiries into international bank accounts were being made by the Serious Organised Crime Agency.