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Telecoms provider Oricom working with NHS fraud officers in ongoing probe

Tom -1
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"raided"

"because people who've done bad stuff often shred, delete or otherwise dispose of evidence that may not help their case"

The reason that some bodies are given such powers is as you state, but sometimes the reason those powers are excercised is not for their intended purpose but rather inspired by vindictiveness (much damage can be done to a business by depriving it of access to its data by impounding all its documents and computer systems). At least it is hard to attribute the retention of documents and computer equipment for very long periods after it has been ascertained that they conain no such evidence to any other motivation.

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