INFLATED PAYMENTS IN THE AMERICAS – OCTOBER 2017
A financial report showed possible inflated payments. The discrepancy was identified as an error due to negligence rather than fraud. A staff member was issued with a warning and a suspension.
PROCUREMENT FRAUD IN EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA – NOVEMBER 2017
A monitoring visit to a partner organisation implementing a Plan International project revealed suspicions of procurement fraud and non-payment of salaries. Fraud was substantiated, all lost funds (€2,791) were recovered and the partnership was terminated.
ALLEGED CORRUPT RECRUITMENT IN WEST AFRICA – MARCH 2018
A whistle-blower alleged corruption in a recruitment process. An investigation found irregularities rather than corruption. It was recommended that staff members involved were given warnings. Strengthened controls on recruitment were introduced as a result.
FOOD AID STOLEN IN EAST/SOUTHERN AFRICA – MAY 2018
It was alleged that food aid was removed from a store and sold to market traders by Plan International staff. Two staff members were convicted of theft and dismissed.
FRAUDULENT MEDICAL CLAIM SUBMITTED IN ASIA – JUNE 2018
A staff member submitted a fraudulent medical claim. The staff member was dismissed and the value of the claim (€53) was recovered.