Military veterans to clamp down on education fund fraudsters
The Department of Military Veterans says it will be clamping down on those fraudulently benefiting from its educational support scheme.
The department says it has committed to providing educational support for over 9 000 military veterans and their dependents in 2017.
Due to the increased in demand for financial support, the department says it wants to ensure that quality education is obtained by their beneficiaries.
However, Military Veterans’ Acting Director General, Max Ozinsky, says they have noticed some cracks in the system where people try and abuse the scheme.
The department says it will conduct a forensic audit to ensure that it eliminates fraud and deals with those responsible.
Ozinsky says, “Some items such as stationery and school uniform are being invoiced at high costs…and it is for this reason that we are looking at doing a forensic investigation into the small number of abuse cases that we have picked up.”