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04/04/04
Lambs Sent to Bureaucratic Slaughter
- More woe for the Criminal Records Bureau

BRITAIN'S Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has wrongly fingered 193 people as villains, according to the BBC.

The Bureau is already under attack for its rising costs, which are currently UKP150 million over budget, but this is the first time its accuracy has been questioned in such a way.

Out of the 193 unfortunate and innocent souls, many have been placed on criminal files because they share a name with real bad guys while others have had their identities stole or copied by the forces of darkness.

In its defence the Home Office, which is in charge of the CRB, said it handles at least two and a half million checks a year, so the 193 represents only a tiny percentage of error.



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