oversight

Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1999-04-13.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                      4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
                                     ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230




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MEMORANDUM                                      April 13, 1999

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                                                                   enses (totaling $724.00) for a
                                                                      conference and his home
                                                                   An audit was scheduled for


Investigation:

                              ia telephone on April 8, 1999. He stated that he believed that he had
reimburs                          expenses when he received his reimbursement check from AMS.
                                                     explained to us that-ndorsed            the
                                              it was credited to the administrative account. She
                                                to make an adjusting entry to transfer these h d s to
                                                   provided information, including a deposit slip for
$724.00 and account detail for the administrative account, that support this explanation and
stated that the adjusting entry to transfer the funds back to the IVSF grant account will be
completed.

As part of a previously planned audit -0    reviewed other conference related travel
charged t a r d s and identified no additional duplicate reimbursements.

Findings:

The apparent duplicate payment was a result o-ilure              to credit the reimbursement from
AMS to the correct account.    The $724.00  has been  returned to the NSF account. The audit of
r e v e a l e d no other indications of fraudulent activity. No further investigation is warranted
at this time. This case is closed