Jail for fraud ring leader who masterminded wages scam

A CONSTRUCTION manager who masterminded a wages scam of ‘ghost workers’ which defrauded his employers out of over £165,000 was today (Friday) jailed for three years.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 28th September 2012, 4:39 pm

Balfour Beatty operations manager Sean Sullivan, 46, of Adelaide Close, Waddington, pocketed £91,000 in false wages by authorising payments to two bogus workers who were not employed by the company.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Sullivan eventually involved two other senior managers from the firm in the fraud, including his younger brother Paul Sullivan, 41, of Sailsbury Close, Saxilby.

Part time fire fighter Christopher Lang, 46, of Lincoln Road, Saxilby, was also paid around £50,000 in wages despite never working for Balfour Beatty.

• Read the full story in next week’s Gainsborough Standard - out Thursday 4th October.