Feb 11, 2020
'Post Office false theft claim left me bankrupt'
Lee Castleton was made bankrupt after he lost a two year legal battle with the Post Office. For two decades, the Post Office pursued hundreds of its workers over accounting discrepancies with its Horizon IT system, accusing people of theft, fraud or false accounting. The former stockbroker, who bought a seafront Post Office branch in 2003, said he began to notice thousands of pounds in losses from his accounts within months of taking over the business. Mr Castleton is now one of more than 550 former postmasters who will get a share of a £58m settlement from the Post Office. Speaking out for the very first time, one former manager told the BBC's File on 4 the Post Office had "Zero interest" when he questioned why increasing numbers of postmasters were being blamed for losses totalling millions of pounds.
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