New website helps report county fraud, waste and abuse

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Fraud allegations can also still be reported by telephone by calling 800-544-6861 and by fax at 626-457-9797. All Fraud Hotline complaints will be reviewed and investigated, if appropriate. The public can now report fraud, waste and abuse in Los Angeles County government on the Web at www.lacountyfraud.org., officials said Monday. Since its inception in 1988, the county’s Fraud Hotline has been one of the most powerful detection and prevention tools available to county management and has saved taxpayers about $16 million, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. “Reporting online is secure, fast and easy,” Antonovich said. “Anyone who believes or has evidence that fraud, corruption, waste or misuse of county resources involving county employees, contractors and vendors have occurred should file a report. “Informants may identify themselves or remain anonymous. Some of the types of fraud commonly reported to the hotline include identity theft, misuse of equipment, bribery and acceptance of gratuities, conflict of interest and improprieties involving contractors, procurement and management.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img