Statement regarding Phillip Hufton

Trust statement follows sentencing at Cambridge Crown Court

Statement regarding Phillip Hufton
26 November 2018

Following the sentencing of Phillip Hufton, who worked for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust between September 2014 and January 2016, the Trust has issued the following statement: 

A spokesman said: “The actions of Phillip Hufton were reprehensible.
“He had come to the Trust highly recommended and with good references.
However, at a time when NHS finances are under severe pressure, he decided to defraud taxpayers’ money for personal gain.
“He also sought to win the trust of staff with his series of lies.
“He may well have committed further crimes if hadn’t been for the diligence of colleagues who raised initial concerns and our internal investigators who then alerted Cambridgeshire Police.
“We would like to thank police for their support and the painstaking investigation they undertook, and the sentence given to Phillip Hufton is entirely appropriate.”

A statement from Cambridgeshire Constabulary can be read here



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