A council IT boss who tricked Vodafone into giving him £724,000 - and used the cash to buy a hot tub and a caravan - has been jailed for three years.
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:40
"Steven Topham, 36, manipulated the mobile phone giant's customer credit offer, which rewards you for making purchases.
The data network team leader realised he could make orders for Redcar and Cleveland Council, quickly cancel them, and still retain his bonus."
I don't really see whats wrong, it's in the realm of grey, yeah sure. But, Vodafone should have had safeguards in place to not allow this anyway surely.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 15:53
So if he hadn't purchased the hot tub and a caravan it would have been all right?