There were 287 reports made to the City of Ottawa’s Fraud and Waste Hotline in 2016, including 179 from the public and 108 from employees.
The issues included theft, misuse of City of Ottawa property or time, violation of laws, regulations, policies or procedures, and falsification of data.
While the report does not give a detailed account of cases, it said that seven employees were fired and seven resigned because of investigations. That includes three terminations and six resignations for theft, two terminations and one resignation for misuse of time, one termination and two suspended without pay for violating rules, and one person fired for time theft by submitting falsified reports.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.