Ford checks fraud claims
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• Ford is investigating allegations by a delivery driver that hauliers have cost the company 115m in bogus claims on Continental deliveries.
It is alleged that plants in Croydon, Enfield and Basildon are involved.
The driver was employed by a haulier which, he says, doubled up on Ford loads for the Continent: "1 was given three sets of documents so it looked like three separate trips had been made," he says. "In fact I drove for 24 hours without a break to visit three plants." He believes Ford would have been invoiced for over 13,000-about /900 per delivery plus about £200 sea freight for each crossing.
Ford has confirmed that an internal investigation into the claims is now underway.