City Establishes Fraud Hotline

City Establishes Fraud Hotline

On July 1 the City established a Fraud Hotline for current city employees and elected/appointed officials to report suspected fraud or other financial misconduct in city government through a 24-hour anonymous, 3rd-party online, telephone, fax, mail and email mechanism

Dear Fellow City Employees:

 Denver is well on its way to becoming one of America’s great cities, and achieving such a goal does not happen by chance.  It happens when we have a great vision, a dedication and discipline to that vision, and a dedicated workforce committed to being good stewards of public resources.

In order to fully realize our potential as a great city, I am asking for your help.

The city is proud to launch a new Fraud Hotline that will assist with curbing the misuse of public resources.  The Fraud Hotline is an anonymous, 24-hour online, telephone, fax, mail and email mechanism for current employees and appointed/elected officials of the City and County of Denver to report suspected fraud or other fiscal misconduct. The Fraud Hotline is run by an independent third party called Lighthouse Services

With the new Fraud Hotline, you have the power to change things. You have the power to make a difference by coming forward with evidence of inappropriate action.  If you see or discover fraudulent activity or practices, report it to the Fraud Hotline.  There are several ways to report suspected fraud or misconduct:

For more information about the hotline, visit the Fraud Hotline page on DOT. 

Denver is nationally recognized for its financial practices and for its transparency—but we cannot become complacent.  When fraudulent behavior goes unchecked, it tarnishes city government and makes it more difficult for us to become that great city.  Together, we can make our city government more accountable and sustain our forward momentum towards becoming a great city.

I embrace this challenge, and I hope you'll join me.

Cary Kennedy, Deputy Mayor/CFO
City & County of Denver

Posted on Jul 07 2014 (Archive on Aug 06 2014)
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