Who We Are & What We Do

The Tenancy Fraud Forum was launched at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government in April 2012.  We recognised the need for a fraud forum that focused solely on tenancy fraud issues because of the complex law that surrounds such matters and the requirement for niche investigations. The Executive Committee of TFF is made up of fraud specialists from local authorities and housing associations.


Our objective is to encourage all social landlords to work collaboratively in identifying and combatting tenancy fraud.  We have set up a number of regional groups that are doing excellent work and significantly increasing their success rates in the civil and criminal courts. Membership is only open to those who are directly employed by a social landlord with a related email address or those who assist social landlords with the legal issues (solicitors and barristers). 

TFF is a not for profit organisation, membership is free and always will be. We offer free advice, training and shadowing opportunities for all social landlords to ensure that they are ahead of the fraudster game.

Meet the Committee

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Katrina is the Chair of the Tenancy Fraud Forum and one of its founding members.  She is a solicitor who specialises in Housing Management law with a particular emphasis on tenancy fraud.  In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for Services to Social Housing.  
 
After many years working in-house for housing associations where she also managed Fraud Investigators, she is now an Associate at Capsticks Solicitors.  She is absolutely committed to using all the relevant legislation to take the toughest action against fraudsters and will pursue the enforcement of Unlawful Profit Orders across the globe.

Katrina Robinson MBE

Chair

Katrina Robinson MBE

Chair

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Stephanie is currently Vice Chair of the Tenancy Fraud Forum and was one of its founding members.  She also sits on the Executive Board for the London Boroughs’ Fraud Investigators’ Group and heads up the Housing Investigations Team for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 

Stephanie has over 15 years' experience in addressing tenancy fraud and is renowned as being a specialist in her field. During that time, not only has she provided assistance to over 150 housing associations on best practice in tackling tenancy fraud, but has also provided training, wrote several guidance documents and also advised on the creation of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act.

Stephanie Toghill

Vice Chair

Stephanie Toghill

Vice Chair

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Alan is a founding member of the Tenancy Fraud Forum. He was an Executive Committee until 2016 and rejoined in December 2020. Through his former roles as Head of Counter Fraud and Cybercrime at the Charity Commission, Head of Counter Fraud at the Audit Commission and Chair of The European Institute for Tackling Corruption and Fraud, Alan has developed a broad knowledge of countering fraud and was responsible for first bringing the level of tenancy fraud to wider national prominence. 

 

Alan’s MSc dissertation on The Nature and Scale of Social Housing Fraud, the first academic study on tenancy fraud in the UK, remains extant as the basis for the sector's understanding of the scale of such fraud.

Alan Bryce

Committee Member

Alan Bryce

Committee Member

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Debbie is both a founder and current Executive Committee Member of the Tenancy Fraud Forum.  She is also a founder and current member of, the Kent Tenancy Fraud Forum regional group. 
 

Debbie is an accomplished counter fraud manager and investigator with over 30 year’s experience.  She currently works for Ashford Borough Council in Kent, delivering a range of professional services which includes fraud prevention and detection, and investigative services. A personal aim of Debbie’s is to foster cooperation and liaison between investigators from all disciplines, to promote the prevention and detection of all fraud and financial irregularity in Local Authorities.

Debbie Dansey

Committee Member

Debbie Dansey

Committee Member

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Rob joined the Tenancy Fraud Forum as an Executive Committee Member in 2016.  In conjunction with this, he is also Chairs the Thames Valley regional tenancy fraud group, which he has done since January 2016. 

 

Following 25 years service with Thames Valley Police, he joined Oxford City Council as a Senior Investigation Officer in January 2016, where he currently manages a team of investigators and intelligence officers dealing with a wide range of reactive and proactive investigations including into tenancy fraud.
 

Rob Ducker

Committee Member

Rob Ducker

Committee Member

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Tade became a member of the Tenancy Fraud Forum Executive Committee in 2017. She also Chair’s the Hampshire Tenancy Fraud Forum regional group.  
 

Although she has worked in social housing for over 20 years, Tade has spent the last 17 years with Abri.  For the last 4 years, she has been Abri’s lead for Tenancy Fraud,   promoting tenancy fraud awareness within the organisation. 
 

Raising awareness of, and investigating tenancy fraud, is important to Tade, as she wishes to ensure that those in need have access to homes which otherwise would be denied through fraudulent use.

Tade Olalekan

Committee Member

Tade Olalekan

Committee Member

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Nicola has been a member of the Tenancy Fraud Forum Executive Committee since November 2018.

An accomplished counter fraud investigator and manager, with two decades of experience dealing with tenancy fraud for Local Authorities and Housing Associations, she currently works for the L&Q Group as their Tenancy Fraud Manager.  

 

Nicola is a real advocate of raising fraud awareness and considers it a privilege to be able to support the social housing sector in combating fraud in all its guises, both through her current role and membership of the TFF board. 
 

Nicola Evans

Committee Member

Nicola Evans

Committee Member

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Andrew has over 20 years’ experience within the fraud sector and has been a member of the Tenancy Fraud Forum Executive Committee since April 2020.

 

For the last 8 years Andrew has been at Peabody Housing Association, where he is currently the Tenancy Fraud Manager.  As well as managing a team of investigators’, he ensures that all available action is taken against fraudsters and has works closely with local authority partners to bring criminal cases and recoup illegal profits made by fraudsters.  Andrew has transformed Peabody’s approach to tackling tenancy fraud, resulting in the recovery of over 700 properties during his tenure.
 

Andrew Jefferies

Committee Member

Andrew Jefferies

Committee Member

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Ruth Jones

Committee Member

Ruth Jones

Committee Member

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Avril has been an Executive Committee Member of the Tenancy Fraud Forum since 2017. A very experienced and knowledgeable investigator who is passionate about stopping people exploiting the system and committing fraud, she is currently a Senior Corporate Fraud Investigator for Buckinghamshire Council. Avril has worked across various Boroughs in London, including Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Camden, Islington and Hounslow.
 
Avril has worked in housing for local government and housing associations for over 20 years, where alongside pursuing civil and criminal cases, she has also provided guidance, established procedure and practice, and conducted tenancy fraud awareness training.

Avril Drummond

Committee Member

Avril Drummond

Committee Member

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Nick is currently a Tenancy Investigator with Croydon Council. He joined the Tenancy Fraud Forum as an Executive Committee Member in 2018. 

An Accredited Counter Fraud Officer, Member of the Government Counter Fraud Profession and an Accredited NHS Local Counter Fraud Specialist, Nick has a vast wealth of knowledge in fraud investigation having accrued over 20 years experience working in local authorities, housing associations, NHS trusts, government departments and financial institutions. 

Nick Wadsworth

Committee Member

Nick Wadsworth

Committee Member

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Dillon Darbar

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Dillon Darbar

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David Hexter

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David Hexter

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Paula Craig

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Paula Craig

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Amanda Morait

Committee Member

Amanda Morait

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