Most successful NFI exercise to date
A national counter-fraud exercise has helped Welsh public bodies to detect and prevent £6 million of fraud and erroneous payments, according to a report released today by the Auditor General for Wales.
The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) exercise, which is run every two years, matches data across organisations and systems to help public bodies identify potentially fraudulent or erroneous claims and transactions. The latest exercise has been the most effective to date. As well as detecting fraudulent over-payments, the successful prosecution of 54 people for fraud offences is likely to deter others from committing similar offences.
Full Press Release on National Fraud Initiative (NFI) 2010-11
Video footage of Assistant Auditor General Anthony Barrett providing Wales Audit Office view of NFI report