15 Nov 2022

Police failures to investigate fraudsters undermines justice

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 15 November 2022

The police watchdog has found significant failings in the way officers deal with and investigate fraud complaints - leaving the public with little confidence they'll be taken seriously.

The Independent police conduct authority's chair Judge Colin Doherty told Charlotte Cook fraud cases were handled differently by individual officers in a single district; and many complaints were dismissed as 'civil' matters despite fraud being a criminal offence.