Internal Fraud

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Internal Fraud happens when a Member or Officer uses their position in order to make a fraudulent gain for themselves or fails to act which may result in a loss. For example there could be false claiming of expenses. Internal Fraud may be dealt with by legal action as well as disciplinary action.

Indicators to internal fraud

  • Please note the following are just indicators and not a guarantee that a fraud is being committed, this list is not inclusive
  • Not acting upon concerns raised over financial/services being provided
  • Someone offering a council service for cash or other favours
  • Being disadvantaged against other people who appear to be in identical circumstances
  • An officer or Member acting in a way that is likely to be illegal

Any suspicions or concerns against a Member, employee or a contractor of the Council can be raised using the Confidential Reporting Code (Whistleblowing). This Code is designed to comply with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.