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Fraud Hotline Report: Funds wasted at veteran apartment complex

The Joint Office spent over $850,000 in rent to house needy veterans but allowed the property to deteriorate into unsafe, unsanitary conditions leaving the office scrambling to find new shelter. Without adequate oversight, the office risks wasting money intended to aid Portlanders without housing.

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Parks partially addressed wasteful spending

This is a follow-up to our 2020 hotline investigation that found wasteful spending in the Park Ranger Program.

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2021 Fraud Hotline Annual Report

The Auditor’s Office Fraud Hotline provides City employees and members of the public a way to confidentially report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse of position by or against the City.

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Fraud Hotline Report: Firefighters used City water to wash personal trucks

The Auditor’s Office found evidence of wasted resources when investigating a tip about a firefighter washing a personal vehicle on City property. We referred findings and recommendations to the Fire Bureau.

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Parks improved employment systems but more work remains

Our 2020 Fraud Hotline investigation found that Portland Parks and Recreation rehired the retired City golf courses director but wasted money and broke City rules in the process. This follow-up looks at the progress Parks and Recreation has made to implement recommended changes.

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Water Bureau acts on conflicts of interest, new purchasing procedures

The Auditor’s Office in 2019 investigated allegations of conflicts of interest in Water Bureau purchases. This follow-up looks at the progress the Water Bureau has made to implement recommended changes.

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2020 Fraud Hotline Annual Report

The Auditor’s Office Fraud Hotline provides City employees and members of the public a way to confidentially report suspected fraud, waste, and abuse of position by or against the City.

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Fraud Hotline report: Procurement card misuse in the Parks Ranger Program

The Auditor’s Office found evidence of waste when investigating a tip about spending in the Park Ranger Program.

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2019 Fraud Hotline Annual Report

Confidential tips to the Auditor’s Fraud Hotline led to 13 investigations in 2019, three of which resulted in substantiated findings of waste or abuse of position.

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Fraud Hotline report: Police Bureau put money that could have been used for other City priorities at risk when it failed to remedy concerns about grant funds

The Police Bureau risked spending more than $400,000 in General Fund money instead of federal grant funds because it did not heed warnings that the Sex Crimes Unit was out of compliance with grant requirements.

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Fraud Hotline report: Tip alleged procurement and ethics violations within the Water Bureau

The Auditor’s Office found evidence of procurement and ethics violations in an investigation prompted by a tip to the fraud hotline. The Water Bureau agreed to implement recommended process changes.

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Fraud Hotline report: Golf director’s working retirement wasted money

Portland Parks & Recreation wasted resources and engaged in mismanagement and rule-breaking when it brought back a retired municipal golf courses director for additional work.

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