Fraud and related criminal acts
The following list details offences which may constitute or result in a criminal act. These are mostly prosecutable under the Theft Act 1968, the Fraud Act 2006, the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act, the Criminal Law Act and the Bribery Act.
- Making a False Representation
- Failure to Disclose Information
- Abusing Position to Gain
- Gaining a Pecuniary Advantage
- Misappropriation of funds
- Receiving a Wrongful Credit
- Money laundering
- Identity Theft Extortion
- Misappropriation of Funds
The above is not an exhaustive list but contains the type of criminal acts that we may experience in the NHS. In terms of each case a judgement will need to be made in determining whether a person’s actions constitute a potential criminal act. For any case that is investigated by the CFS, advice as to whether a criminal act has been committed is always obtained from the Crown Prosecution (CPS). This is the body that prosecutes a case on behalf of the NHS.