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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:42 PM

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Sometimes the way people behave might suggest that they are committing a fraud. These signs are called 'red flags'. Although by themselves they may not be any cause for concern, a few of these together might be enough to alert you that something isn't quite right..

'Red Flags'

Significant changes in behaviour that you've noticed
They have large personal debts or financial losses, and a desire for personal gain
Audit findings deemed to be errors or irregularities
Transactions taking place that were at an odd time, odd frequency, unusual amount or to odd recipients
Internal controls that are not enforced, or often compromised by higher authorities
Discrepancies in accounting records and unexplained items on reconciliations
Missing documents, or only photocopied documents available
Inconsistent, vague or implausible responses arising from inquiries
Unusual discrepancies between the client's records and confirmation replies
Missing inventory or physical assets
Excessive voids or credits
Common names or addresses of payees or customers
Alterations on documents (e.g. back dating)
Duplications (e.g. duplicate payments)
Collusion among employees, where there is little or no supervision
One employee has control of a process from start to finish with no segregation of duties

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Have seen a few of these amongst clients of http://www.acc.co.nz files after they have been in there own Fraud Investigation Unit.

Has anyone else?

Missing documents...only to reappear after expensive & distressful ligitation...

Misleading the Courts is a Criminal offence isn't it?



Here is one example that is understood to may be the work of Robert CHEETHAM failed Police Officer turned Private Investigator removing documents from an http://www.acc.co.nz clients file.

How many more are out there?

Who else within or contracted to http://www.acc.co.nz is involved in having knowingly/ intentionally conducting such unlawful behaviour?


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:26 PM
I had a Privacy Act complaint against Bob Cheetham of Paragon Risk removing files (on behalf of ACC) of of my wife from Immigration NZ upheld.
The files contained personal information about me and my relationship with my wife.
The matter was set down for a Human Rights Commission hearing.
Then, unknown to me, the Human Rights Commission accepted a paltry sum of $2,000 on my behalf, plus a payment of all of the HRC expenses; to withdraw the case from the court.
This was a cover up of a gross breech of privacy by those contracted to ACC.

Guess what!
ACC are now seeking to admit the documents, already found to be illegally obtained, and ordered to be returned by the Privacy Commissioner, as evidence in a District Court ACC appeal!
Even more disturbing - Judge Beattie is allowing these documents to admitted as evidence. (check out the ACC Act re admission of evidence not usually admitted in court)
ACC is the biggest fraud enforced upon the workers of NZ!
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:44 PM

Fraud

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is a type of criminal activity, defined as:-

'abuse of position, or false representation, or prejudicing someone's rights for personal gain'.

Put simply, fraud is an act of deception intended for personal gain or to cause a loss to another party.

The general criminal offence of fraud can include:
deception whereby someone knowingly makes false representation,
or they fail to disclose information,
or they abuse a position.

Fraudsters are always finding new ways to trick you out of your money. You could find yourself targeted through emails, phone calls, letters, social networking sites or even chat rooms. For a greater understanding the types of fraud and how they are classified please read about our Taxonomy of fraud

Is it fraud? Ways to recognise it.

Some key indicators



Who can help you?

Most cases of fraud will be dealt with by the police, and occasionally other agencies.

Actionfraud is a new service which is campaigning nationally to encourage people to take part and report fraud. To find out more visit their website at:

http://www.actionfra.../victim_support

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What we can do?

Our role is to combat only the most serious or complex cases of fraud and corruption. This means we are particularly interested in tackling major frauds which could involve:

A loss of over a million pounds
Are politically sensitive
Have a significant impact on our economy
Or have a high level of complexity.

The main types of fraud we investigate are:

Investment fraud
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Corporate fraud
Public Sector fraud

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

Oh dear, the head of fraud charged with fraud in UK.

If this is fact then we should all be taking action to ensure those entrusted in such positions are squeaky clean themselves.


http://www.dailymail...e-invoices.html

Former Lloyds Bank head of fraud charged with £2.5m scam over false invoices

Jessica Harper was arrested in December by detectives
She will appear before magistrates on Thursday
False invoices 'do not relate to her personal expenses'

By Rebecca Camber

PUBLISHED: 11:46 GMT, 25 May 2012 | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 25 May 2012

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Jessica Harper has been accused of embezzling the banking giant out of almost £2.5million

A former head of fraud and security at Lloyds has been charged with stealing almost £2.5million from the bank.

Jessica Harper, 50, is accused of pocketing £2,463,750 by submitting false business invoices to claim payments.

The senior manager at the Lloyds Banking Group, which is 40 per cent owned by taxpayers, was in charge of security at its digital section when the alleged scam took place.

Harper, who earned around £70,000, is said to have submitted claims relating to the bank’s business, rather than to her personal expenses, during the height of the credit crunch and shortly after the bank was bailed out by the Government.

But the alleged fraud between 2008 and 2011 was not uncovered until the bank carried out an internal investigation last year.

She was arrested by detectives from Scotland Yard’s economic and specialist crime unit in December after the bank passed on its findings to police.

Yesterday friends told of their shock after the Crown Prosecution Service decided to charge her with a single count of fraud.
Jessica Harper is accused of carrying out the scam while working as head of fraud and security for digital banking at Lloyds Banking Group

Jessica Harper is accused of carrying out the scam while working as head of fraud for digital banking at Lloyds Banking Group

Neighbours at her £450,000 semi-detached Edwardian home, which is situated in a leafy suburb in Croydon, South London, described her a keen charity worker and Rotarian.

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1xMQ2KoCJ

The divorcee, who separated from her husband John, 50, a number of years ago, has lived with her brother Gareth Tyrrell for years in the four bedroom property, although she also has a second property in France where her mother Helen lives.

One of her other brothers, Matthew Tyrrell, runs a networking company working with stars in the music industry such as Bob Geldof, Paul Weller, Jim Kerr, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna.
The Croydon home of Jessica Harper. Lloyds has refused to comment on today's charging decision against her


One of Harper’s neighbours, who did not want to be named, said: ‘She’s a nice person to have next door to you. She’s lovely.

‘She used to do loads of charity work and she was a member of the local Rotary club. I’d be shocked if she has done something like this as she’s just not that type of person.’

Another neighbour said Harper used to throw two parties a year and invite the whole street.

He said: ‘She used to have a BBQ in the summer and a party at Christmas. But she isn’t a flashy person. I’d say she is very basic in her dress and she didn’t look like she really wore make-up.’

The house has recently been put up for sale.

Harper has worked at Lloyds since 2000 but left several months ago. Sources described her as a middle manager who had only taken on the security and fraud position as an interim role. She had no access to customer accounts. On business networking site Linkedin, Harper said she was responsible for online technology development, delivery, text and email, security, fraud and internet operations.

A former colleague posted a recommendation in 2007 saying: ‘Jessica is surely one of the most connected persons in the bank.’

Yesterday Andrew Penhale, of the Crown Prosecution Service central fraud group, confirmed the charge. Harper will appear before Westminster magistrates on Thursday

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1xMQJteFU
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

Fraudster in position of trust ripped off varsity
$70k stolen from uni

JONO GALUSZKA
Last updated 12:00 22/08/2014

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A former Massey University employee has managed to pay back more than half of the $70,000 she siphoned off the tertiary institution, and has been ordered to pay the rest.

In the Palmerston North District Court yesterday, Sarah Martha Siebert was sentenced to seven months' home detention and 120 hours' community work on four fraud charges related to a three-year stint of illegal activity against Massey.

The 44-year-old Palmerston North woman was hired by the university in 2005 as its conference manager, and placed in charge of running conferences at Massey's campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Palmerston North.

From February 2010 to September 2013, she abused her role to make 34 fraudulent transactions, funnelling $70,146 into either her or her husband's credit card accounts.

Her criminal behaviour was discovered only when a fellow Massey employee found an invoice in December made out for $10,000 to a company the employee did not recognise. Siebert resigned soon after.

Defence lawyer Peter Coles said Siebert and her husband had gone out of their way to make amends, selling the family home and car, and prioritising all available equity towards paying the money back.

While it was serious offending, she had said sorry and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, he said.

Most of the money had been "frittered away" on shopping, Coles said.

Judge Jennifer Binns took into account early guilty pleas, remorse, a lack of previous criminal history and the hard work Siebert had done to pay back money.

"It is a spectacular fall from grace for you, but it does not have to define your life."

Away from court, Massey University spokesman James Gardiner said the theft had caused difficulty for staff and the university had to contact clients and refund the stolen money.

"While it is pleasing that the majority of money has been repaid, any shortfall will have to be met by the university. We are as confident as we can be that we have fully put things right with our clients."

Procedures had been put in place to try to prevent the same situation happening again, he said.

"But no organisation can be fully protected when people in positions of trust betray that trust."


- Manawatu Standard
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:34 PM

Police probe into missing council cars
WILMA MCCORKINDALE
Last updated 14:54 22/08/2014

http://www.stuff.co....ng-council-cars

Police will investigate a suspected fraud involving dozens of Dunedin City Council cars allegedly sold and the proceeds pocketed.

Dunedin Inspector Jason Guthrie confirmed police had received a complaint from the council "in relation to a significant historical fraud matter involving the council's vehicle fleet".

"The complaint is being assessed and will be investigated further," Guthrie said. This investigation was likely to take months.

Stuff understands the council's Citifleet/Citipark manager Brent Bachop, who died on May 21 in a suspected suicide, was among an alleged network of buyers.

It is understood Bachop had been told that discrepancies had been found in vehicle numbers within his unit. Bachop had worked in the unit for more than 20 years, the past 10 or so as manager.

Accountancy firm Deloitte was commissioned to investigate whether dozens of council fleet vehicles had been sold and the proceeds pocketed.

The investigation was sparked when discrepancies appeared in the number of fleet vehicles recorded by the council's fleet unit Citifleet/Citipark.

Stuff has been told this week the council gave Deloitte investigators a list of council vehicle movements through a network of buyers and subsequent owners over the 11 years.


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