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Fraudulent claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme

CICA statement on tackling fraudulent compensation claims

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is committed to preventing and tackling fraud to ensure the protection of public funds.

In the past 12 months, CICA referred a number of cases to police authorities after identifying suspected fraudulent activity on claims for compensation.

These referrals have resulted in prosecutions and other successful outcomes, including:

  • Custodial sentences and community orders for failing to disclose convictions and/or submitting duplicate claims
  • Suspended prison sentence handed down for providing false information
  • A custodial sentence for misappropriation of an award of compensation

CICA have updated their Customer Charter to reflect their commitment to tackling fraud.