Investigation summaries

Operation Forbes

Operation Forbes was an investigation into allegations of fraudulent payments by two officers of a local emergency response unit.

In April 2014, IBAC investigated an allegation that two members of a local emergency response unit engaged in corrupt conduct.

It was alleged between December 2012 and November 2013, fraudulent payments were made by two officers of the local emergency response unit to a company of which they were directors and shareholders. 


The investigation determined that the allegations were unsubstantiated.

However IBAC’s investigation did uncover systemic corruption vulnerabilities at the responsible authority and recommendations were made to the relevant principal officer to assist that authority in addressing those vulnerabilities.