Baltimore County Government Baltimore County, Maryland

REPORT FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE

The Office of the County Auditor (OCA) reviews all reports received and investigates or refers to appropriate agencies all credible allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse regarding Baltimore County Government resources (funds, property, one’s position, etc.).

  •          Fraud   involves obtaining something of value through willful misrepresentation - an intentional wrongdoing, the concealment of this act, and a derived benefit for which the recipient is not entitled.

  •          Waste involves using or expending County resources carelessly, extravagantly, or unnecessarily primarily due to mismanagement, inappropriate actions, and inadequate oversight.

  •          Abuse involves behavior that is deficient or improper, including the misuse of authority or position.

Examples of What to Report:

·         Inappropriate use, theft, or unauthorized use/removal/destruction of County resources (e.g., funds, equipment, furniture, supplies, records, County-provided electronic devices);

·         Falsification of payroll records/timekeeping (e.g., abuse of overtime, reporting hours not worked);

·         Falsification of expense reports (e.g., inflating expenses, inappropriate expenses);

·         Falsification/misrepresentation of financial records (e.g., transactions, invoices);

·         Contract/procurement fraud (e.g., vendor kickbacks/bribes, conflicts of interest, collusive bidding by contractors, change order abuse); and

·         Misuse of authority for personal gain.

How to Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse:

On-line:

·         Email: auditor@baltimorecountymd.gov

·         Phone: 410-887-3193

·         Mail or in person: Office of the County Auditor, Historic Courthouse,
400 Washington Avenue, Room 221, Towson, MD 21204

For concerns regarding the following matters, please contact:

Matter

Agency

Phone Number

Child Abuse/Neglect

Department of Social Services, Child Advocacy Center

410-853-3000

After Hours - 410-583-9398

Assistance Programs - Temporary Cash Assistance, Food Assistance (SNAP), Medical Assistance


Department of Social Services, District Offices

Catonsville – 410-853-3450

Dundalk – 410-853-3400

Essex – 410-853-3800

Reisterstown - 410-853-3010

Towson – 410-853-3310

Residency Issues (Housing Choice Vouchers)

Department of Housing and Community Development

410-887-8383

Harassment/Discrimination

Office of Human Resources

410-887-3135

Baltimore County Public Schools

Office of Internal Audit

1-866-881-2932

www.bcps.ethicspoint.com

Recreation Councils

State’s Attorney

410-887-6600

State Income Taxes

Comptroller of Maryland

1-800-638-2937

Federal Income Taxes

Internal Revenue Service

1-800-829-1040


400 Washington Avenue Courthouse Towson, MD 21204

Baltimore County, Maryland