Fraud news

Does fraud happen in schools?

When you think of fraud, a school environment doesn't usually come to mind. But no-one is immune from the risks. Unfortunately school fraud can and does occur.

This could be from internal or external parties. In this post we discuss a few key areas of school fraud, and the importance of holding fraud awareness sessions with staff.

Types of fraud risk

Blue Badge prosecution

A recent Blue Badge fraud case investigated by Veritau has resulted in a successful prosecution. 

In August 2019, a visitor from Middlesbrough was found to be misusing his relative’s badge in York city centre. The case was investigated by Veritau’s fraud team and prosecuted by City of York Council.

The case was heard at York Magistrates’ Court on 28 January 2020. He pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £700.

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