Report Waste, Fraud or Abuse



How to Report

If you wish to report allegations of waste, fraud, misconduct, mismanagement or other abuses in county or municipal government, you may use the electronic from below:





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By US Mail to:

Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 16568
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416

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By Fax:  (561) 233-2375

By Hotline:  877-283-7068

You may also call us at (561) 233-2350

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You may visit us at:
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4th floor
West Palm Beach, Fl
(Next to the Airport Hilton)


Examples

Fraud
Fraud


Representatives of a private, for-profit mortgage brokerage misrepresented to some of its clients that as a condition to process their applications for financial assistance, the County required them to make “donations” to a non-profit company that was operated by some of the same personnel as the for-profit mortgage brokerage.

Waste
Waste


A City leased space that it owned to non-profit entities for a nominal rate, sometimes including free utilities. During the same period, the City spent $323,000.00 to rent commercial office space to house some of its own employees.

Abuse
Abuse


A County building inspector misused his position to solicit a bribe from a homeowner in order to resolve their code violation. In exchange for payment, the building inspector falsified County documents to resolve the violation.


Misconduct
Misconduct


City employees violated City policy over a number of years by failing to competitively procure a product, even though the product was available from a number of sources. In at least one instance, they also violated City policy by failing to obtain authorization from the City Commission prior to the purchase.


Mismanagement
Mismanagement


A City Commission created a significant threat to the financial stability of the City by failing to impose and maintain adequate internal controls over the City’s financial operations; failing to review the City’s financial reports; and failing to detect a significant number of unauthorized, unsupported, and/or inappropriate transactions.



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