INSURANCE CHEQUE CASHED BY A STAFF MEMBER IN THE AMERICAS – FEBRUARY 2017
A Plan International staff member was alleged to have intercepted and cashed an insurance payment cheque worth €2,000. The allegation was confirmed and the staff member was dismissed. A legal process to recover the lost funds was attempted but the insolvency of the former staff member led to this being unsuccessful.
MALICIOUS COMPLAINTS AGAINST STAFF IN EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA – JULY 2017
Anonymous reports made several allegations of fraud against a Plan International staff member. An investigation did not discover any fraud and the complaint was believed to be malicious. No further action was taken.
ALLEGED CREDIT CARD MISUSE AT INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – JULY 2017
An allegation was made that a staff member had misused a corporate credit card for personal gain. Misuse of the card was proven but there was no intent, personal gain or loss to Plan International. Corporate credit card procedures were revisited as a result.
PETTY CASH STOLEN IN WEST AFRICA – AUGUST 2017
Petty cash went missing at a Plan International office. An intern was identified as responsible and was reported to police. Lost funds of €397 were recovered and petty cash controls were reviewed.
FALSE EXPENSES SUBMITTED IN ASIA – SEPTEMBER 2017
Plan International staff members were suspected of submitting false expense reports worth €513. An investigation confirmed the fraud and 5 staff members were dismissed.