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New fraud forum's right on the money.

Byline: By Mark Cowan

A TEAM of anti-fraud professionals has been launched in the Midlands in a bid to fight financial crime.

The Midlands Fraud Forum brings together police and the private sector to promote awareness of fraud and strategies to prevent it.

Organisers said the forum was focused on creating a culture of information-sharing and discussion among its members.

Simon Dwyer, chairman of the Midlands Fraud Forum and director within KPMG's forensic team in the Midlands, said with a downturn in economic growth predicted this year, fraud could increase.

More than 100 delegates are expected to attend the forum's first major conference on February 21, at the Botanical Gardens.

Det Chief Insp Ian Bamber said: "Our colleagues in other forces have had very positive results from their involvement with other fraud forums and we are keen to build on their success."
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