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 form below:
By US Mail to:
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 16568
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416
By Fax: (561) 233-2375
By Hotline: 877-283-7068
You may also call us at (561) 233-2350
You may visit us at:
100 Australian Ave.
West Palm Beach, Fl
(Next to the Airport Hilton)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.