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A THIRD OF CHARITIES FRAUD INVOLVES PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM

Author: Nicola Sharp  1 November 2017

A Charity Commission report has claimed that a third of charity fraud cases in England and Wales are believed to involve staff, trustees or volunteers.

The Charity Commission report said organisations need to be aware of the risks of "insider fraud", and make sure that trust is not abused. It said that the crimes committed could be opportunistic or due to a lack of charity oversight.

At Rahman Ravelli, we have repeatedly warned charities – and written for the charity sector media – about the importance of having in place procedures that deter and prevent workplace fraud. Regardless of the size of the charity, it cannot rely on the goodwill of those involved or assume everyone has the best of intentions.

We have been telling charities for years that they have to design out the potential for crime.

Read our article: CHARITABLE TRUST

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Nicola is known for her fraud, civil recovery, arbitration and business crime expertise, her experience of leading the largest financial disputes and multinational investigations and her skills in devising preventative measures and conducting internal investigations for corporates.

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