Proof: ACC financially motivates private investigators to seek convictions of claimants
ACC have been forming contracts with private investigators to cut people off ACC rather than investigating relevant information about claimant activities, including possible fraud.
The private investigators are financially motivated to produce criminal prosecutions as their mission. In fact this particular contract specifically says that 80 per cent of referrals made to investigate ACC claimants are to result in either a prosecution, cessation or suspension of entitlement, civil action, or some sort of positive action. Of these, ACC also expects 95 percent of prosecutions to be successful.
What if there is no proof that 30 percent of those investigated have done anything illegal? Well, you prosecute some of them so you can keep your contract - and the ACC case manager gets another brownie point for his KPI.
This is not uncovering fraud, this is maintaining targeted contractual obligations irrespective of whether fraudulent behavior occurs. As it is ACC, anyone who is taken to court purely so a PI can meet a contract target cannot sue. These contracts are therefore illegal, so why is a Government department permitted to run with illegal contracts?