East Sussex men charged with fraud against fire service

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Two men have been charged with a large number of serious offences in relation to fraud at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Wesley Mezzone, 34, a company director of Ridge View, Brighton, has been charged with 17 offences, eight for bribery and nine for corruption.

John Reynolds,47, an electrician of The Hydneye, Eastbourne, has been charged with 41 offences, eight for bribery, nine for corruption, 17 for false accounting, six for fraud by abuse of position and one for theft.

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All the charges relate to offences committed between 2010 and 2013 while Reynolds worked as a network manager at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and Mezzone’s company was a supplier.

Both have been bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates court on June 10.