ALLGED CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA – AUGUST 2018
A Plan International staff member was alleged to be favouring their partner's business for a contract. They were found to have not disclosed the conflict of interest and received a formal warning. As a result, staff members were reminded about the conflict of interest policy.
ORGANISATION’S ASSETS USED FOR PERSONAL BUSINESS IN WEST AFRICA – OCTOBER 2018
Plan International staff members were found to be using the organisation’s offices and assets for personal business. Two staff members were given formal warnings.
FORGED SIGNATURE IN ASIA – NOVEMBER 2018
A Plan International staff member was alleged to have forged the signature of another staff member on a requisition form. The staff member concerned admitted fraud and had their contract terminated.
PROCUREMENT FRAUD IN THE AMERICAS – JANUARY 2019
Procurement fraud was suspected in purchases following an emergency response. Price inflation was substantiated, the staff members involved were dismissed but the loss (€10,600) was not recoverable. Procurement controls were reviewed and strengthened as a result.
FRAUDULENT VOLUNTEER IN EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA – FEBRUARY 2019
A former community volunteer working with Plan International was found to be extorting cash from families by claiming to enrol them in a bursary programme. A police investigation was conducted and communities were advised that Plan International does not charge enrolment fees. There was no financial loss to Plan International.