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We take the risk of fraud, bribery and corruption very seriously. 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 from the current financial year.

Investigating fraud, recovering funds and analysing how each instance can be avoided in the future helps us to transform the lives of children.

IMPROPER PROCUREMENT IN WEST AFRICA – MAY 2015

An investigation confirmed suspicions of collusion and inflated prices in a procurement process. A refund (€440) was obtained and the supplier was blacklisted. A staff member involved in the process received a disciplinary sanction and further training on procurement was introduced.

FRAUDULENT EXPENSES CLAIM IN THE AMERICAS – MAY 2015

Following an investigation of an irregular expenses claim, evidence of fraud was uncovered. The staff member resigned prior to the start of the investigation and the claim was not paid. As a result, all local staff were given retraining on expenses policy and procedure.

REPORTED CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN ASIA – OCTOBER 2015

An apparent conflict of interest was reported in relation to the renting of office premises. Although this was confirmed, it was not found to be a case of fraud or deception. New arrangements were put in place to remove any further suggestion of a conflict of interest.

FUNDS TAKEN BY STAFF MEMBER IN EASTERN/SOUTHERN AFRICA – NOVEMBER 2015

A Plan International staff member was accused of taking funds meant for a training event. An investigation confirmed the allegation. The staff member was dismissed and the funds (€692) were recovered.

PRIVATE USE OF VEHICLES IN THE AMERICAS – MAY 2016

A staff member was alleged to be using Plan International vehicles for private use. The allegation was confirmed and the staff member was dismissed.