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Confiscation order after million pound fraud

A confiscation order has been granted against an IT expert who defrauded a local authority of more than one million pounds.

 Mark Conway was imprisoned for more than five years after admitting defrauding Dundee City Council while an employee.

The 52 year old created false invoices to pay money into his bank accounts between August 2009 and May 2016, and used the funds to pay off gambling debts.

The confiscation order granted today gives the Crown the power to compel Conway to sell his house. Money from the sale, expected to be around £50,000, will be paid to Dundee City Council as compensation.

The order also gives the Crown the power to seize money and assets Conway acquires in the future totalling more than £800,000.

Liam Murphy, Procurator Fiscal, Specialist Casework, said:

“Mark Conway took a significant amount of public funds from a local council while he worked there in a position of trust.

“We will continue to pursue Conway to make sure as much of that public money can be recovered.”