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 The Fabricator

 

Someone who dishonestly gains a personal benefit by inventing or producing something that is false.

This might involve creating false invoices or other types of records for personal gain.

Recent case studies

  • A family day care educator, who submitted claims through a number of family day care providers, was found to have not provided care on many occasions. The educator also provided a false training certificate in children's services in an attempt to demonstrate her eligibility to provide child care. The total proven amount the offender defrauded was $462,578.56 for child care claims submitted from February to December 2015. The offender was found guilty of fraud under the Criminal Code Act
    1995
    (Cth).
  • The general manager of a livestock exporter provided forged documents to the Australian Government to obtain approval to export live sheep to Pakistan. The manager caused an employee under his supervision to unwittingly alter import requirements from the Pakistani Government and draft a certificate of health to make the sheep appear eligible to be imported into the country. The manager was found guilty of fraud under the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).

Countermeasures

The methods of the fabricator are countered by measures that support information sharing and verification.

Key countermeasures include:

Other countermeasures include:

Printable summary

Download an A3 printable summary of the fraudster personas. If you require these documents in a different accessible format please contact fraud@ag.gov.au.

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