Police probe historical allegations of theft and fraud at college

The college has said that it will fully cooperate with the investigation.

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Police are probing claims of theft and fraud at a Scottish college.

An investigation was launched after allegations of historical misuse of South Lanarkshire property were raised.

Officers are now working with the college to review the information that it has been given relating to the allegations.

It is claimed that freebies were provided to college staff by suppliers to the construction faculty as part of attempts to obtain business.

The allegations are outlined in a report by accountancy group Azets.

In its report, Azets concluded there was “no evidence” of criminality.

However, police are now carrying out their own investigation.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland is working with South Lanarkshire College and is reviewing information around potential historical incidents of theft and fraud in order to establish any criminality.”

A spokesperson for South Lanarkshire College said it will cooperate fully with police.

“The Azets report concluded that there was no evidence of criminality,” they said.

“However, The College has been made aware that information has been provided to Police Scotland from an external source on allegations of historical misuse of College property.

“The College will cooperate fully with Police Scotland as they conduct their investigations.

“All recommendations identified within the Azets report were accepted by the College.

“The management response to the Azets’ report details those recommendations in full and is available publicly on the College website.”