What is Fraud, Waste or Abuse?
What is considered to be Fraud, Waste, or Abuse?
Fraud -- A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.
- Personal use of County-owned equipment or supplies
- Violations of County procurement policy
- Excessive or unnecessary purchases
- Falsification of official documents (timesheets, expense reports, credit card statements)
- Contract fraud
- False advertisement
Waste -- To use, consume, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly; incurring unnecessary costs as a result of inefficient or ineffective practices, systems, and controls.
Abuse -- Extravagant or excessive use as to abuse one's position or authority. Abuse can occur in financial and non-financial settings.
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