Accountants to join the Met as new fraud squad

Bosses at the Metropolitan Police are trying to recruit accountants to form
a squad to crackdown on fraud in London.

The Met is looking to recruit up to 20 accountants as special constables, to
give the force more expertise in analysing fraud and tracking money laundering.

Scotland Yard has teamed up with the Institute of Chartered Accountants
(ICA) to find possible candidates, who will join as plain-clothes

Douglas Llambias, a council member of the ICA, said the accountants can give
the police more hands-on, forensic advice.

The institute said the voluntary work would appeal to employees looking to
put something back into the community.

Detective chief superintendent James Perry said: "The accountants will
be able to fully participate in police interviews of suspects," he said.

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