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Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse Related to Activities in County Government

The OIG is interested in receiving information from County residents and non-residents, County government employees, contractors, or any other source related to Fraud, Waste, or Abuse in the activites of the County Government, Independent County Agencies, or Montgomery County Funded Educational Systems. Reports may be made anonymously.

Our responsibility is to receive and evaluate concerns regarding fraud, waste, and abuse, and when appropriate, conduct an investigation. We report our conclusions to management for a decision on any corrective action and/or to a prosecutor for potential criminal matters.

Tell Us About the Fraud, Waste, or Abuse You Have Observed in County Government Activities

Call the OIG Hotline:                       240 777 7644

Send an e-Mail to the OIG:           ig@montgomerycountymd.gov

Submit our online form:

Fill out my online form.


What Are ...

...is the misrepresentation of a material fact, knowingly or with reckless indifference to the truth, in order to obtain a benefit or payment to which one would normally not be entitled.

...is the negligent or extravagant expenditure of County funds, incurring of expenses, or misuse of County resources or property

...is the intentionally wrongful or improper use of County resources that can include the excessive or improper use of one's position, in a manner contrary to its rightful or legally intended use.

Examples of Reportable Activities

  • Fraud in areas such as contracting, procurement, workers' compensation, or expense claims
  • Offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities
  • Falsification of financial records
  • Arranging for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions
  • Undisclosed conflict of interest
  • Theft of County funds or property
  • Significant waste of County funds
  • Abuse of County position
  • Whistleblower reprisal

How Is My Complaint Handled

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This chart illustrates the steps the OIG may take when considering information it receives.

The OIG Hotline is monitored by Inspector General Staff between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, but you may leave a message anytime and we will promptly return your call.

 

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