Scottish fraud record under fire

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HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland has criticised the authorities there for their performance on criminal fraud: “while Scotland has a well developed strategic approach to drug issues, linked to interventions, the same cannot be said of fraud.

Consequently, we are in danger of failing to keep pace with developments in the rest of the UK”. The Inspectorate recommends the Scottish Government consults the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland “to make certain that legislation, process and interventions relating to fraud in Scotland are no less comprehensive or robust than elsewhere in the UK.”