Big Lottery Fund Employee Sacked for Fraud

The Big Lottery Fund is the organisation that gives National Lottery cash to good causes around the UK and now an employee for that organisation has been fired for fraud.

The organisation deals with all good causes money and during 2017/18 gave away £508,000,000 to organisations and charities around the UK who were in need of lottery funding. Now it’s revealed that the BLF secretly fired the worker for fraud last year.

Although the dismissal happened in 2017, the Big Lottery Fund did not reveal the event, which has only just come to light and now refuse to provide further details of how this came about.

The worker involved in the case was fired and the case was handed over to City of London Police, and the worker was one of three staff members to be dismissed from the Big Lottery Fund for serious breaches last year. In addition to this fraud case, another was fired for misusing company property, while a third was involved in a breach of ethics code.

These figures came about this month after The Sun newspaper put in a request to Camelot using the Freedom of Information act last week.

A spokesman for the Big Lottery Fund responded to the request last week saying “We have a robust set of policies regarding staff conduct. Any behaviour that falls short of our expectations is dealt with rigorously and swiftly.” But would give no more information on the sackings.

This information comes as it’s announced that money for Good Causes has fallen by €43,000,000 since the lottery was launched, according to a report released last week.

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