The Ventura County Auditor-Controller's Office established the Employee Fraud Hotline with the approval of the Board of Supervisors in 2001.
The Employee Fraud Hotline provides Ventura County employees and citizens with a way to report possible incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse in Ventura County government.
Hotlines such as this are used by businesses and governmental agencies throughout the country and have proven effective as a fraud prevention and detection device.
Employees are encouraged to resolve concerns through their normal administrative channels whenever possible. However, the Employee Fraud Hotline provides an alternative reporting mechanism to ensure that concerns about possible wrongdoing in Ventura County government are properly addressed.
How to Contact the Hotline
County employees and citizens can call the Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:
Hotline operators are available to answer the Hotline telephone between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. When Hotline operators are not available, messages can be left as voice mail, and your call will be retrieved as soon as possible. You may choose to remain anonymous.
The Hotline can also be reached via e-mail at Fraud.Hotline@ventura.org (please note that e-mail is not confidential), and by regular mail at:
Employee Fraud Hotline
Ventura County Auditor-Controller
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1540
What to Report
The Employee Fraud Hotline is intended for reporting indications of fraud; misuse of County resources by County employees, vendors, or contractors; and significant violations of County policy. Examples of reportable offenses include: