Claims 'lie detector' sparks row

AOL Money Staff
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A row has ignited over a council's part in a so-called "lie detector" test to assess the authenticity of some benefits claimers.

Cornwall Council confirmed that corporate resources member Fiona Ferguson has tended her resignation to the cabinet over the authority's involvement in "voice risk analysis", a method sometimes used by contractor Capita in combating benefit fraud.