About the Fraud Program
State law requires all state agencies and local governments to immediately notify the State Auditor's Office in the event of a known or suspected loss of public resources or other illegal activity. They report losses to our Office electronically through our website. Since we began using this online reporting system, 1,300 losses have been reported to our Office.
We use our experience, knowledge of governments, assessment tools and legal requirements of the program to determine which potential losses we will investigate to ensure that we conduct investigations on the most significant issues and use program resources effectively.
In the past 25 years the State Auditor’s Office has reported on more than 1,000 investigations totaling more than $23 million. In 2012, we have reported on over 40 cases with a total loss of $3,330,695.
The program also conducts extensive fraud prevention training focused on providing state and local governments with the necessary tools to prevent and detect fraud.
Reporting guidelines for governments
Report a known or suspected loss
Citizens may report fraud to our Citizen Hotline.
State government and higher education employees may be protected under the Whistleblower Act.