The Major Organised and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) have arrested and charged a 43-year-old bank teller on fraud charges following an investigation into a scheme involving several others in Manchester.
Radcliffe McLean, of Porus in Manchester, has been charged along with four others on charges of breaching the Larceny Act.
The others have been identified as Deputy Superintendent of Road and Work for the Manchester Parish Council, 31-year-old Sanja Elliott; 27-year-old carpenter, Dwayne Sibblies; temporary works overseer, Kendale Roberts; and businessman David Harris.
It is alleged that McLean conspired with Elliott and Sibblies to process fraudulent cheques drawn on the account of the Manchester Parish Council between January 1, 2014, and June 24, 2016.
The four were arrested between2016 and 2017 and subsequent investigations led police to discover a grand scheme orchestrated by Elliot and other members of the Manchester Parish Council.
All five men are expected to appear in court on Wednesday.