Former Western Power worker charged with corruption in the utility

WA Police have charged a former Western Power employee of corruption activity within the utility.

Financial Crimes Squad detectives began investigations after Western Power identified serious concerns over management of a tender/contract process involving work carried out on its fleet of vehicles between August 2018 and November 2019.

The concerns were reported to authorities.

Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Redcliffe on Wednesday 11 December where a male 58-year-old former employee was arrested.

Detectives will allege that he used his position to influence the tender/ contract processes relating to his area of responsibility, with the total value of the work contracted at $1.45 million.

It will be further alleged that he benefited financially from the activity.

The man has been charged with 27 counts of a public officer acting corruptly in performing or discharging of functions.

He was refused bail and appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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