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It is the policy of the Board of County Commissioners to prohibit individuals from placing County resources at risk through fraudulent misconduct, misappropriation of assets, and fraudulent reporting of information affecting the County.

Any County Employee who has knowledge of an occurrence of Fraudulent Behavior involving the County or has reason to suspect Fraudulent Behavior by a County Employee, officer, elected official, member of the public or any person doing business with the County shall report such Fraudulent Behavior.

Any Citizen who has knowledge of an occurrence of Fraudulent Behavior involving the County or has reason to suspect that Fraudulent Behavior has occurred is strongly encouraged to report such conduct.

If a County Employee or Citizen detects Fraudulent Behavior or criminal activity they should feel free to report this activity to the nearest law enforcement agency. County employees in addition should report such activity to their supervisor and Compliance Services.

How To

1. Gather information about the incident which is believed to constitute Fraudulent Behavior/Conduct

  • Date when the incident(s) occurred
  • Address where the fraudulent misconduct took place
  • Name, address and phone of person that you feel engaged in the fraudulent behavior
  • Description of what occurred
  • Witness information (if any)

2. Complete the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Intake Questionnaire form either online or download and print it out

  • If you download and print the form out, you can mail or fax the completed and signed questionnaire and form to Compliance Services

Hillsborough County Compliance Services Division – Investigative Services
700 E. Twiggs Street, Suite 830
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 276-2217

What's Next

  1. Investigative Services staff will contact you to acknowledge that we received your Intake Questionnaire
  2. After reviewing the Intake Questionnaire the assigned Investigator will determine if the allegations are criminal in nature
  3. Allegations that are determined to be criminal in nature will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation. The Investigator shall function as a liaison between the County and the applicable law enforcement agency during the course of the criminal investigation
  4. If there is a determination that the allegation(s) merits investigation; the assigned Investigator will contact you to coordinate the collection of information, documentation, and scheduling an interview if deemed necessary

Get Help

(813) 272-6554

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