CNCS-OIG investigated allegations that a former Senior Corps Program employee at the City of Jacksonville (COJ), Jacksonville, FL, submitted multiple forged National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) checks to CNCS. During the investigation, the employee admitted he forged two NSOPW checks and submitted the forged documents to CNCS as part of an Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act (IPERIA) review, in order to mislead CNCS that the NSOPW checks were compliant. The investigation also found non-compliant NSOPWs for three Senior Corps volunteers. This case was referred to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida for prosecution and was declined.
In response to CNCS-OIG’s recommendations, CNCS debarred the employee for three years. In addition, CNCS management concurred with CNCS-OIG’s findings and disallowed nominal costs pursuant to the sanctions matrix related to the noncompliant NSOPW checks for volunteers and forged NSOPWs for COJ staff.
Case ID 2018-001