Someone has been forging Councillors' signatures. An unknown Councillor/s has forged the signatures of three Planning Committee Members on the register of attendance. Two out of the three Councillors claimed to have been 'shocked' that someone else had signed them in and claimed that they had been present at the meeting.
The Council, in it's response to a FoI request by the Carmarthen Journal alleges that this was the only instance over the past couple of years that had been discovered or, er...noticed.
Of course one wouldn't like to speculate as to how many times this may have happened, whether this is common practice and if there have been any fraudulent expenses claims from Councillors who were not even at meetings....surely not?
Of course, we'll never know, as typically the seriousness of this matter has been downplayed by Council bosses who felt it was unlikely the guilty party, or parties, would come forward and further investigation was unnecessary.
I should imagine that in other walks of life clocking-in for others would be a sackable offence.
No wonder they don't want anyone filming the meetings.