Fraud Statistics

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

Please provide under the provisions of FOI legislation

1. Does your authority have a Corporate Fraud Team, if so when was the team incorporated?
2. Details of the number of referrals received during the financial year 2016/17, this should include details of number of referrals with a breakdown of the type of suspected fraud e.g. Council Tax Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the team.
3. Details of the value of fraud or error established during the financial year 2016/17, this should include details of fraud or error with a breakdown of the type of established fraud or error e.g. Council Tax Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the team.
4. Details of the number of cases reported to the Procurator Fiscal for consideration of criminal proceedings. Again this should include a breakdown of the type of established fraud or error e.g. Council Tax Reduction, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Housing Tenancy Fraud and all other types of fraud or error or anything else investigated by the team.
5. The number of employees dismissed or tendered their registration either as a result of or during the course of an investigation.
6. I understand that Housing Benefit investigation is the responsibility of the DWP but believe that your investigations could also result in the identification of Housing Benefit fraud or error. Please provide a breakdown of any housing benefit fraud or error identified by your corporate fraud team.

Yours faithfully,

David C Rodger

Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. David Rodger Contact: Ann Dickson
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: RES03C52B9
Date: 11/10/2017

Dear Mr. Rodger

Freedom of Information : RES03C52B9

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 10/10/2017 about Fraud Information.   It will be forwarded to the
appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a response,
or a request for clarification by 07/11/2017. If there is a need to
clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.  

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

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Ann Dickson, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mr. David Rodger Contact: Ann Dickson
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: RES03C52B9
Date: 24/10/2017

Dear Mr. Rodger

Freedom of Information Enquiry: RES03C52B9

Thank you for your information request dated 10/10/2017.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

1)  Fraud was incorporated into internal audit with effect from April 2013

2) None

3) None

4) None

5) None

6) Several cases of potential or suspected fraud or error were identified
during 2016/17 and these were referred directly to the DWP. As this
authority no longer maintains a fraud database of cases, a more  precise
figure cannot be provided but is estimated to be around 6 to 10 cases.
 

Yours sincerely

Ann Dickson

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