Two men have been charged with conspiring to commit fraud following an investigation by Gwent Police into funding irregularities at a council-run datacentre in south Wales. The £3 million datacentre in Blaenavon, south Wales, has been the focus of a police probe since last September, which has so far resulted in three arrests.
The site, also known as the Shared Resource Centre, was opened in 2011 as part of Torfaen County Borough Council’s plans to share ICT services with neighbouring local authorities. In a statement, Gwent Police confirmed that a 51-year-old man from Pontypool had been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and two accounts of false accounting, as a result of the investigation. A 50-year-old from Trelewis has also been charged in connection with similar offences, and both are due to appear at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 June.
Source: IT Pro