Oxfam condemns 'rogue employee' Edward McKenzie-Green for swindling £64,000 from the charity

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OXFAM has condemned fraudster Edward McKenzie-Green today after he admitted swindling £64,000 from the charity.

McKenzie-Green, 34, appeared at the Old Bailey today and admitted fraud.

Oliver May, Oxfam’s head of counter-fraud, has said: “Oxfam uses donations from the British people to help eradicate poverty and suffering across the world.

“For someone to commit fraud and use that money for their own gains is clearly unacceptable.

“The actions of Edward McKenzie-Green were brought to light by Oxfam’s own robust counter-fraud measures and we work tirelessly to ensure that money donated to Oxfam is not lost through the actions of rogue employees like McKenzie-Green.

“We will now work to try and recover the money taken.

“Oxfam, like other international aid agencies, works in environments where there is a risk of fraud and loss. “However, Oxfam does not tolerate fraud and has a Counter-Fraud Team that conducts awareness training and prevention work throughout the world.

“All cases of suspected fraud are investigated.

“Oxfam has an open and transparent approach to the prevention and detection of fraud and mechanisms through which suspected fraud can be reported.

“This includes a confidential whistle-blowing hotline in five different languages.”

McKenzie-Green, of The Leys, Chipping Norton, has been told he could be jailed. The court heard he had swindled the cash after becoming hooked on prescription painkillers.

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6:29pm Thu 6 Mar 14

shippondame says...

Oxfam's recruitment process needs sorting out.
Oxfam's recruitment process needs sorting out. shippondame
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6:52pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

shippondame wrote:
Oxfam's recruitment process needs sorting out.
It was my first boss's opinion that smokers should never be recruited into a role with financial responsibilities as they are unable to exercise self-control.

In the subsequent years, across every firm that I've worked for, not a single non-smoker colleagues has ended up in prison for financial naughtiness. the number of smoker colleagues who have gone to prison for financial naughtiness is well into double figures...
[quote][p][bold]shippondame[/bold] wrote: Oxfam's recruitment process needs sorting out.[/p][/quote]It was my first boss's opinion that smokers should never be recruited into a role with financial responsibilities as they are unable to exercise self-control. In the subsequent years, across every firm that I've worked for, not a single non-smoker colleagues has ended up in prison for financial naughtiness. the number of smoker colleagues who have gone to prison for financial naughtiness is well into double figures... Andrew:Oxford
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9:50pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

If Oxfam are so good at countering fraud, how come he got away with £64,000? It confirms the suspicion that aid money is stolen or spent on large limousines.
If Oxfam are so good at countering fraud, how come he got away with £64,000? It confirms the suspicion that aid money is stolen or spent on large limousines. Milkbutnosugarplease
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