Fraud is a criminal offence. Fraud is where someone acts dishonestly to make a gain for themselves or another person.
People who commit fraud deceive us by
- Telling us false information
- Failing to tell us about certain things
- Abusing their position
Fraud and corruption has a direct impact on the community as losses to us could mean cuts in services or increases in council tax costs to maintain services.
Our Anti-Fraud and Corruption Strategy is designed to prevent this from happening, promote detection and support investigation.
We operate a shared service for all of our Audit and Counter Fraud activity, including investigation. This service is hosted by Medway Council.