It's all over the media by now. The Slough fraud allegations have dragged on a long time, but now nine A4e former employees have been charged with a total of 60 counts of forgery and conspiracy to defraud. According to the BBC they were working on a programme called "Inspire to Aspire", a local initiative very much like the Work Programme. They will appear in court on 14 October.
Both the Guardian and the Independent front their pieces with a photo of Emma Harrison. Curiously, the Independent says that "prosecutors have not been asked to consider charges" against her personally. It also quotes the head of fraud at the Crown Prosecution Service, who describes A4e as "a social purpose company"; we thought that particular label had been buried.
The company did discover and report the fraudulent activity themselves - they had to. And they will be glad to get the case out of the way and say it couldn't happen again.