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.