Fraud Tips

Examples of Fraud

  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Stealing
  • Bribery
  • Payoffs
  • Kickbacks
  • Check tampering
  • Skimming
  • Billing fraud

Actions You Should Report (use our CESIL hotline)

  • Any of the above
  • Suspected theft or misuse of County property or cash
  • Submisson of illegitimate vendor invoices
  • Falsification of expense reimbursements
  • Mismanagement of tax dollars
  • Tampering with government records

Other Fraud Tidbits

  • U.S. organizations lose about 7% of their annual revenues to fraud
  • Among organizations that had hotlines, losses were reduced by 17% and the duration of fraud was reduced by 30%
  • Fraud can result in increased taxes, decreased employee benefits, and/or fewer services for citizens