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"It is the use of one's occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organization's resources or assets."
Reporting fraud, waste and abuse is the right thing to do!
We strive to promote a culture of integrity, accountability, and transparency throughout the City of Albuquerque in order to safeguard and preserve the public trust.
The Office of Inspector General will accomplish this mission by preventing, detecting, deterring and investigating fraud, waste and abuse, and promoting the efficiency and effectiveness in the programs and operations of the City of Albuquerque
What to Know
Learn more about fraud.
What is a Fraud?
Any knowing deception designed to unlawfully deprive a governmental agency of something of value or to secure a benefit, privilege, allowance, or consideration to which an individual is not entitled. Such practice include, but are not limited to offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities; making false statements; submitting false claims; falsifying records; arranging for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term also includes conflict of interest cases and criminal activity.
What is Waste?
The extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of Government funds, or the consumption of government property that results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions.
What is Abuse?
The intentional or improper use of Governmental resources, such as; misuse of position and authority, or the misuse of tools, vehicles, or office equipment.
11-19-08 -- 07-203 - Final Investigative Report - Alleged Theft of Petty Cash Funds, Animal Welfare Department
We have conducted an investigation concerning a possible misappropriation of assets of the Animal Welfare Department (AWD).
07-30-08 - Revised on 09-30-09 -- 07-206 - Re-Issue Evaluation Report of Alleged Campaign Violations
The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) conducted an evaluation of City Council candidate processes and requirements resulting from a request from the Council Services Director (Director).
The director of ABQ Ride Department (ABQ Ride) requested that the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) conduct an investigation of an overtime claim by an ABQ Ride employee (target).
On November 1, 2006, Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) requested that the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) conduct an investigation regarding allegations of cash theft committed by a SWMD cashier (target).
The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) performed a Follow-up of 06-105, Tri-Centennial Towers Project issued December 16, 2005. The purpose of our follow-up is to report the final cost and funding sources associated with the Towers.