In December 2014, IBAC commenced an own motion investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct by Adam Hardinge, a former construction manager at Bendigo Health.
The investigation was expanded in May 2015 to include allegations concerning Bendigo Health's Chief Executive Officer John Mulder.
IBAC investigated allegations that:
- Mr Hardinge had engaged in corrupt conduct including collusion with Bendigo Health contractors for his personal benefit and the theft of property.
- Mr Mulder had used Bendigo Health employees to undertake works on two of his wife’s properties without payment and on Bendigo Health time, as well as corrupt conduct allegations that he had claimed living away from home allowance while living in properties owned by his wife.