Counter fraud

Counter fraud service

Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council have a shared Finance department, which incorporates the counter fraud service.

The following information is for 2016/17, and is a combined figure for the two authorities, unless stated otherwise


 Number of occasions  the organisation has used special powers

Watford and Three Rivers Council belong to NAFN (National Anti-Fraud Network) and all Authorised Officer requests are dealt with by them directly

 Total number of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud

4 for shared service

Total full time equivalent numbers of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists

 4 officers

Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation

£97k (W.B.C.)

Total number of fraud cases investigated

399 for the shared service

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