Two men charged after investigation into finances at Priory Federation of Academies

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An investigation into the financial affairs of the Priory Federation of Academies has led to two men being charged today.

Richard Thomas Gilliland, aged 63, now of Moraira, Spain and formerly of Collingham, Nottinghamshire has today been charged with six offences.

The charges relate to alleged frauds by abuse of position contrary to the Fraud Act 2006.

Mr Gilliland used to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Priory Federation of Academies based in Lincoln.

Stephen Roger Davies, aged 57, of Doddington Park, Lincoln who was Finance Director of the Priory Federation of Academies has been charged with three similar offences arising from the same investigation.

The men have both been released on bail to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court at 10am on Thursday, September 11.