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2.4.2 Evidence of fraud
18.104.22.168 — Where a person has been overpaid a pension or benefit, and there is evidence (or some likelihood) that the overpayment arose through fraud, the examiner should continue to process the case as a standard overpayment recovery. An overpayment advice letter is sent to the client and the case is immediately referred to the prosecutions officer for further action. At no stage should the examiner inform the client that they are being examined for fraudulent activity.
22.214.171.124 — Where fraud is suspected the key questions outlined in this manual's Section 126.96.36.199 and the Commission approved Selection Criteria for Referral of Overpayment Cases for Investigation Leading to Possible Prosecution Action should be considered. A summary of the selection criteria titled Summary of reasons to consider when submitting a case for possible prosecution can be found at:
The Business Compliance Section in Corporate Division can be contacted for advice. Diane Di Lallo is a key contact and can be reached on extension 36443.