Five people charged with defrauding NHS Trust


The CPS has authorised Gloucestershire police to charge five people with fraud offences committed against Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust.

One of the defendants, Royston Dyke, was a senior manager within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, whose responsibility was to manage project managers engaged in the Trust's estate works.

CPS Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, Nicola Haywood, said "Charges of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering have been authorised. Five people are being charged with variety of these offences.

"The decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest to prosecute.

"May I remind all concerned that criminal proceedings will now be commenced and of the defendants' right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

All five defendants will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on 11 August 2016"