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Examples of Fraud, Waste and Abuse

  • Theft of city property, such as inventory or supplies
  • Submitting invoices for fictitious or personal goods and services
  • Payroll or timekeeping fraud such as authorizing or receiving payment for hours not worked
  • Falsely reporting expenses for reimbursement
  • Stealing a check the city issued to another person or business
  • Taking or "skimming" cash paid for city services such as for parking, permits or fines
  • Voiding legitimate cash register sales and pocketing the money
  • Using city property for personal use
  • Computer fraud or theft of information
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Accepting a bribe, kickback, or illegal gratuity
  • Bid-fixing
  • Materials overcharging
  • Time overcharging
  • Product substitution
  • Auditing or accounting irregularities


If you suspect or witness any fraud, waste or abuse against City of Milwaukee resources,


City of Milwaukee  

Contact Us

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

(414) 286-3440


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