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Understanding of Fraud & Investigation Procedures

Eskil runs a Fraud & Investigation workshop as part of the ESKIL PGCE model of Projects Mentoring Consultancy & LearningEskil runs a Fraud & Investigation workshop as part of the ESKIL PGCE model of Projects Mentoring Consultancy & LearningEskil runs a Fraud & Investigation workshop as part of the ESKIL PGCE model of Projects Mentoring Consultancy & Learning

This course on Fraud & Investigation Procedures is aimed at all investigators and has been devised in order to provide an initial introduction into the investigation of fraud within that industry. It also provides an understanding of police practices and procedures when reporting offences of fraud.

Fraud & Investigation Procedures

This 4-day workshop on building an understanding of Fraud and Investigation procedures includes aspects acceptable to Police Forces in taking criminal proceedings where appropriate:
  • inputs on current legislation
  • investigation procedures and best practice
  • evidence gathering and the preparation of suitable files of evidence


The course has a practical base aimed at developing skills with on-going on-the-job development. It is held over a period of four days being split into two sessions of two days over a six month period.

The content includes a course pre-read, an initial exam, and the preparation of a case management policy document.

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Objectives

Designed and delivered by David Hitchen, this workshop on building an understanding of Fraud and Investigation Procedures is built to ensure that delegates will;
  • be aware of current legislation which can impact on the day to day work of fraud investigators and know what offences can be committed when investigating insurance fraud and in particular consider the relevance of offences under the Fraud Act 2006;
  • be able to identify the different offences that can be committed in a given set of circumstances and then consider and highlight the most suitable offences that should be investigated from that practical scenario;
  • consider and discuss through case studies the type of evidence that is required to assist in the prosecution of such offences and from where it can be obtained;
  • have an understanding of and identify the different types of evidence, which can be used in a prosecution and how such evidence is obtained;
  • outline in brief the functions of the courts and how evidence is presented; and
  • produce a comprehensive written statement in accordance with legal requirements and describe and explain how to plan and write a structured statement.

Outcomes

  • Understand the need for appropriate recording of strategy and decision making throughout the investigation process;
  • Identify and record some of the relevant issues of significance when carrying out an investigation and the needs of law enforcement;
  • Know of the types of investigations that can occur and some of the issues the police will consider before accepting/declining an investigation;
  • Be aware of the stages of an investigation and the effects they can have on the outcome;
  • Consider the investigators mindset and the effects of defensive avoidance;
  • Be aware of the ACCESS Model of Investigation and how it can assist in an investigation;
  • Understand the importance of the use of a Policy Document and some of the issues surrounding an investigation that requires recording and why;
  • Have an awareness of the Offences and powers available under the Proceeds of Crime Act and how they can affect a criminal investigation;
  • Consider the issues of financial investigation as part of the overall investigation process;
  • Understand when there is an obligation to submit SAR’s and why they should be submitted;
  • Be aware of Issues surrounding the Third EU directive;
  • An understanding of how to safely secure and package exhibits recovered in an investigation and label them correctly for continuity and court purposes;
  • Define scene management;
  • Explain what is meant by continuity and integrity and its importance in gathering and securing evidence;
  • Demonstrate how to complete exhibit labels and their importance;
  • Demonstrate how to package exhibits correctly and affix exhibit labels;
  • By discussion of specific examples understand the rationale for how Fraud cases are reported to the police and how they are recorded;
  • Understand how frauds committed abroad / Identity Theft offences;
  • Know where to find out further specific information concerning the reporting and recording of fraud offences;
  • Have the knowledge and skills to produce a comprehensive intelligence report in accordance with the requirements of the National Intelligence Model and how intelligence is gathered, recorded and disseminated;
  • Understand the need to record and share intelligence;
  • Develop and incorporate previous skills and knowledge base along with the course learning outcomes to develop and improve their on the job performance;


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This course is relevant to those employed in the investigation of fraud offences, and who may have regular contact with police forces and other law enforcement agencies.

The course would also assist managers in the same environment, who wishes to have an understanding of investigation procedures or purely to expand their own knowledge of this topic.

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