Cllr David Wimble Committed Fraud
Updated: 20:30am 23/07/20
Cllr David Wimble (Ind) (pictured), Cabinet Member for the District Economy for Folkestone & Hythe District Council committed fraud by making false representations on his mileage claims to and from the council between May & July 2019.
Last year on July 18th we asked the question: Is Cllr David Wimble Committing Fraud?
Now we can say he definitely was driving his blue Mercedes car with no tax, no mot and no valid insurance between April & July 2019, to and from Council meetings. He even drove to the election count with no valid MOT or Tax. Yet between June & July 2019 Cllr Wimble made mileage claims to the value of £488.50, which were refused by the Council. However, they only refused after the Shepwayvox Team brought it to their attention.
A formal complaint was lodged with monitoring officer (the Council’s legal officer) – Amandeep Khroud, who received a £10,500 pay rise in 2019/20 – by several people, and yet NO action was taken. The monitoring officer’s response to the complaint was as follows:
“The complaint is relatively minor and dealing with the complaint would have a disproportionate effect on both public money and officers’ and Members’ time”.
However, the Council state in their Annual Governance Statement 2019/20
The Council is firmly opposed to any form of fraud and corruption and will take prompt and decisive action to deal equally with perpetrators from inside and outside the Council.
The man has a history of stretching the truth beyond breaking point.
Not the only person on the Council to do that.
You should see how he parks. I feel sorry for his neighbours. He also asks local restaurants if has to pay for his meal.
Waste of space
How long would it take for Amandeep Khroud to pick up the telephone to call David Wimble and request that he repay the money (plus interest – the judgement debt interest rate is 8% per year) he has falsely claimed? If he fails to do so after 7 days she can advise him that the police will be notified. On the other hand, has she decided not to act based on instructions received either from Dr Susan Priest or A.N. Other members of the Council cabinet?
Putting that man anywhere near money sounds like a recipe for disaster for the taxpayer.
Perfect photo at the end vox. Send in the clowns, don’t worry there here. They are your council. Your not alone we have them in Thanet as well. Keep up the good work Shepwayvox
He should not be a councillor, end of! Why do they all get in, because too many don’t bother to vote, and those that do vote don’t really bother to think about who they’re voting for. Come on voters of Folkestone, Hythe and the Marsh, vote these fraudsters out of office the first chance you get.