Trial date set for council business rates officer Matthew Ravey

Date published: 16 September 2017

A trial date of 19 March 2018 has been set for former Rochdale Borough Council business rates officer Matthew Ravey at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

In July, Ravey (15/09/1990) of Weir Road, Rochdale, was charged with three counts of fraud and theft after abusing his position as business rates officer at Rochdale Council.

In June 2016, a report was made to police after £80,000 worth of funds were fraudulently diverted from Rochdale Council accounts to various account holders across Rochdale.

A council spokesperson said: “We can confirm the man who has been charged was a former employee of the council.”

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