Fraud Hotline Activity

The City Auditor’s Office manages a fraud hotline that allows anyone to anonymously report tips of suspected fraud, waste, and abuse related to the City. Our office creates a case for every tip received and investigates those cases with sufficient basis.

The following information summarizes the 35 cases closed in 2022.

Actions Taken on 35 Cases Closed

Actions Taken on 35 Cases Closed

31% Conducted an Investigation:

An investigation was conducted by our Office, or in conjunction with a City Department, for cases related to City fraud, waste, or abuse.

29% Referred to City Department:

Cases that fell under the City's jurisdiction that would be most appropriately reviewed by a specific City Department were referred to that City Department.

14% Referred to an Outside Agency with Jurisdiction:

Allegations that did not fall under the jurisdiction of the City were referred to a county, state, or federal agency for review. Examples of this include credit card, welfare, and unemployment fraud.

26% Not Actionable:

Cases were closed if they lacked merit or sufficient information of wrongdoing, and we could not obtain additional information from the caller.

Results of 35 Cases Closed

The 3 founded cases with substantiated allegations resulted in 4 corrective action recommendations surrounding:

  • City employee compliance to court order
  • City employee compliance to policy regarding payroll
  • City employee compliance to policy regarding City vehicles

Summary Chart of Cases Closed

Summary Charts of Cases Closed are listed by calendar year: