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The role of the fraud investigator under the FIM

In this step, we look at the responsibilities of the investigator under the FIM.
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Under the Fraud Investigation Model (FIM), a fraud investigator is expected to search for the truth and bring those responsible to account for their actions in good time.

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They need to give consideration to all of the available options and sanctions by:​

  • Establishing parameters for the investigation​
  • Gathering all of the necessary material available​
  • Pursuing all reasonable lines of enquiry​
  • Assessing the facts to establish events​
  • Identifying those responsible, how they should be held to account and by whom​

The investigation of all fraud offences requires a careful and logical approach, and the investigator should consider using the extensive network of skilled professionals available in the counter-fraud world whenever possible.​

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