Case studies

To help you get a better understanding of the role and capabilities of the DFU, we have put together some examples of the team's work.

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    Computer theft

    An investigation was undertaken into a member of staff who was alleged to have stolen a number of pieces of IT hardware from a company and subsequently sold them on eBay. The case study lays out the work carried out by the NHSCFA DFU and how this work contributed to a successful prosecution and retrieval of NHS Patient funds.

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    Conflict of interest

    The chief executive and director of finance of an ambulance trust were suspected of setting up a private business together and not informing the trust. The case study lays out the work carried out by the NHSCFA DFU and how this work contributed to a successful prosecution and retrieval of NHS Patient funds.

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    Timesheet fraud

    The manager of a hospital 'bank' created ten bogus employees in the payroll system over a period of two and a half years. She used the names of family and friends and submitted timesheets to claim for work that they had not done. The case study lays out the work carried out by the NHSCFA DFU and how this work contributed to a successful prosecution and retrieval of NHS Patient funds.

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    Internet usage

    A member of IT staff was suspected of misusing a trust's computer to access unsuitable websites, downloading pornography and using chat rooms during work hours. The case study lays out the work carried out by the NHSCFA DFU and how this work contributed to a successful prosecution and retrieval of NHS Patient funds.

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