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 relating to the City. Our office creates a case for every tip received and investigates those cases with sufficient basis.

The following information summarizes the 57 cases closed in 2019.

Actions Taken on 57 Cases Closed

Actions Taken on 57 Cases Closed

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.

Referred to City Department:

Cases that fell under the City's jurisdiction and had merit were referred to the appropriate City Department for review.

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.

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 57 Cases Closed

The 6 founded cases with substantiated allegations resulted in 15 corrective action recommendations surrounding:

  • Policies and procedures for use of City facilities and resources
  • City employee health and safety protocols
  • Sufficient safety equipment for City employees
  • Vendor selection process
  • Vendor declaration of personal relationships
  • City employee conflict of interest disclosures

Summary Chart of Cases Closed

Summary Charts of Cases Closed are listed by calendar year.