North West Wales

Gwynedd bus boss 'had no knowledge' of fraud, court hears

John Hulme

A former Gwynedd bus firm boss has claimed he had no knowledge of the fraudulent claiming of more than £800,000 of public money.

John David Hulme, 55, denied fraud and false accounting charges, relating to money paid by Gwynedd council to Padarn Bus in claims for concessionary fares.

He told Caernarfon Crown Court he did not know the firm claimed to carry more concessionary passengers than it had.

Mr Hulme said he had no previous experience of running a company.

The trial continues.

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