The Charity Commission will be working with charities to promote fraud prevention and help them develop anti-fraud cultures.
One of the most damaging types of fraud is insider fraud. This is fraud committed by someone involved with the charity, whether a trustee, an employee or volunteer.
As well as taking money away from the charity that could be spent on beneficiaries and the end cause, it’s an abuse of the relationship and position of trust between the individual and the charity.
Insider fraud can have a damaging impact on a charity’s reputation and the morale of other staff and volunteers. It can also dent donors’ and beneficiaries’ confidence in the charity and its work.
As part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2017 we want to find out more about insider fraud in charities.