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Plan International has a zero tolerance policy on all fraud, bribery and corruption. Our Counter Fraud Unit is dedicated to preventing, detecting and investigating cases of fraud. Read about some recently resolved cases below and download full reports.

We thoroughly investigate each case of fraud, recover costs wherever possible and analyse how each instance can be avoided in the future.

Forged receipts in Eastern/Southern Africa – November 2018

A staff member was found to have forged receipts for taxi journeys in an expense claim. The staff member resigned prior to a disciplinary process. The lost funds (€181) were recovered.

Supplier underpaid in West Africa – November 2018

A Plan International staff member was dismissed after they were found to have underpaid a supplier and retained the difference. Recovery of the lost funds (€235) was not possible.

Inflated receipts and vehicle misuse in the Americas – November 2018

Staff members were suspected of inflating hotel receipts for expense claims and misusing a company vehicle. Misuse of the vehicle was proven but expense fraud was not. Following a disciplinary process, one staff member was dismissed and 3 were given warnings.

Food stolen in West Africa – December 2018

Food items worth €2,386 were found to be missing from a storeroom following a stock count. There was no sign of a break-in and no suspects were found following an investigation. Security for the storeroom was improved. 

Tyres stolen in Asia – May 2019

A Plan International driver stole tyres from a storeroom and sold them on. The staff member was dismissed and the loss (€123) was recovered.