Former Gosport council worker has his fraud case delayed

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A FORMER council worker accused of fraud worth more than £300,000 has had his case delayed over hold-ups in his request for legal aid.

Conway Warner, of Merganser Close in Gosport, has been charged with fraud by abuse of his position as an accountancy officer at Gosport Borough Council.

He had been due to be committed to Portsmouth Crown Court during yesterday’s hearing at Fareham Magistrates’ Court.

But Edward Jackson, defending, asked for extra time to sort out the legal aid situation.

Prosecutors say that between September last year and June this year, Warner committed fraud at Gosport’s town hall to make £307,810 for himself. The 35-year-old has yet to enter a plea.

He is due to appear next at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on January 9.