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Three fired after tips to City of Ottawa fraud line

May 17, 2021 – Three City of Ottawa employees were fired from their jobs last year, including one person who took six weeks of annual leave without reporting those absences.

Every year, some 200 anonymous tips are sent to the city’s fraud and waste hotline, and the auditor general’s report on the few dozen substantiated complaints offer a picture of misbehaviour or misuse of public funds while on the job.

Some complaints by employees and members of the public lead to bigger investigations, such as the reports the audit team released last fall into how OC Transpo trains its drivers and maintains its vehicles. CBC News reports. | READ MORE