For public sector organisations, every pound lost through fraudulent activity, is a pound less that is spent on essential front line service delivery to residents. That is why proactive steps are taken to safeguard against fraud from external sources.
However, we must not neglect the very real risk that defrauding could come from within.
Employers place great trust and confidence in their loyal workforces and can be blindsided by the signs that they could be breaching that confidence. The control framework for internal fraud needs to be as robust as that for external fraud.
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