PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS AT LEIGH WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. HOWEVER, WE ARE SETTING UP MONTHLY MEETINGS VIA ZOOM WHEN POSSIBLE SO PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR LATEST POSITION ON SPECIFIC MEETINGS
PLEASE CHECK WITH GROUP LEADERS THE POSITION REGARDING INDIVIDUAL GROUP MEETINGS
MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SJ.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. AS SPACE FOR QUEUING IS LIMITED, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY (especially when cold or wet!)
Meetings will usually start with notices and items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.
There is no charge for attendance and not only that but you can get a cuppa at the end all free of charge; so pretty good value.
Please note that we are not permitted to use the car park attached to the church; however, there are small pay-and-display car parks in Elm Road (at rear of Leigh Community Centre/Police Station) and off North Street (east of the Wesley Methodist Church) but these do fill quickly. Parking on nearby streets is limited so please check local parking restrictions.
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Fraud and Investigation – Shaun Dutton, Southend Council
May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shaun will tell us about his work at the Council detecting fraud and how he goes about making his investigations plus he answer how can we protect ourselves from scams.
Shaun Dutton started his career in law enforcement in 2004 with Her Majesty’s Customs & Excise investigating drug trafficking through Essex ports and airports. He transferred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency on its formation in 2006 which marked the start of 10 years of proactive investigation into national and international serious organised crime. The cases he dealt with included drug trafficking, people trafficking, counterfeit cash and industrial scale money laundering. In 2013 he transferred to the National Crime Agency and in 2015 he worked for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in Pimlico.
In 2017, Mr Dutton joined Southend Borough Council as a Fraud Investigator seeking a better work-life balance. This was as part of a multi-council joint fraud team. In 2019, he was asked to create a new separate fraud team dedicated to fighting fraud and corruption against Southend Council and he now manages this team.
Mr Dutton has received commendations for his work from both the Crown Court and the Crown Prosecution Service, he is a nationally recognised expert in criminal disclosure and has served as an expert witness in drug trafficking. He now specialises in the investigation and prevention of fraud and corruption against Local Authorities.
This will be a Zoom meeting and joining details will be issued to all members nearer the time of the meeting and usually around one week ahead of the meeting. If you are missing the joining details please check your emails (including your junk folder); link details will be sent from our leu3ale gmail address. If all else fails please send message via this link. When joining a zoom meeting your microphone should be muted. If you wish to ask a question at any time then please send via the chat box on Zoom.