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Accounting fraud at Post Office could be result of computer bug

Tuesday 9th July, 2013

Following on from our January report into the ongoing dispute over possible problems with the Post Office's Horizon system, BBC News has reported that the Post Office has admitted that software defects have occurred at some of its 11,500 sub-postmasters across the UK.

More than 100 say they were wrongly prosecuted or made to repay money after computers made non-existent shortfalls. Some of them lost their homes as a result and a few went to prison. A vocal minority of sub-postmasters have claimed for years that they were wrongly accused of theft after their Post Office computers apparently notified them of shortages that sometimes amounted to tens of thousands of pounds.