Former Western Power worker charged with corruption

Former Western Power worker charged with corruption

A FORMER Western Power worker has been charged with corruption offences after a police investigation.

Western Power identified concerns regarding the management of tender/contract processes relating to work carried out on its fleet of vehicles between August 2018 and November 2019.

The concerns were reported to authorities, and a criminal investigation began.

Yesterday detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Redcliffe where a 58-year-old man was arrested.

The arrested man was an employee at Western Power until his employment was recently terminated.

It will be alleged the Western Power staff member used his position to influence the tender/contract processes relating to his area of responsibility.

The total value of the work contracted during those tender/contract processes is $1.45 million.

Police say the accused man benefited financially from the alleged activity.

He has been charged with 27 counts of acting corruptly in the performance/discharge of functions.

He was refused bail and was due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

The investigation is ongoing.