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Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse of City Resources

Welcome to the City of Milwaukee Fraud Hotline site. It is our mission to encourage the responsible use of taxpayer dollars and city resources by providing a confidential means to report suspected occurrences of fraud, waste or abuse in city operations. The Fraud Hotline ensures integrity, accountability and public trust through timely investigative and resolution activities, followed by the initiation of appropriate steps to design and implement preventive measures in response to allegations received.  

What Fraud Hotline Reviews:

  • Illegal acts, such as theft, fraud, kickbacks, price
    fixing, or conflicts of interest by City employees,
    contractors, and vendors.
  • Misuse or abuse of City property, including City
    buildings, vehicles, equipment or City time by City
    employees.
     
  • Gross misconduct such as reckless disregard for the
    safety of others or attempts to financially defraud
    the City, falsification of documents or other forms 
    of misrepresentation, and inefficiency by City
    employees.

What Fraud Hotline Does Not Review:

  • Improper activities by or against County, State
    or Federal employees or entities.
     
  • Improper activities by private parties not related
    to City government. 

To better assist you with your reporting needs; please answer the following: 
  1. Does the activity you are reporting involve a city employee, public official of city government and/or city assets or resources?

Yes

No

 


 DEFINITIONS:

Fraud
Any intentional act or omission for personal gain designed to deprive the city of its resources or assets to which the individual or person is not entitled. Examples

Waste
The extravagant or excessive expenditure of city funds above and beyond the level that is reasonably required to meet the needs of the city, or the consumption or use of city resources that is not knowingly authorized. Examples

Abuse
The improper use of city resources in a manner contrary to law or city policy, or the improper use of one’s position for private gain or advantage for himself or herself or any other person. Examples

 

If you suspect or witness any fraud, waste or abuse against City of Milwaukee resources,
TAKE ACTION and REPORT IT.

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Contact Us

Fraud Hotline
200 E. Wells Street
Room 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-3440
hotline@milwaukee.gov

Internal Audit Fraud Hotline

It's everyone's job to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse of public funds. To learn more, watch the video and print the brochure.

Have a non-city fraud complaint? Check Additional Resources for other agencies and help services.