Los Angeles County Fraud Hotline

Department of Auditor-Controller
Office of County Investigations

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Theft and other criminal activities involving County employees, contractors, and vendors.

For example:

  • Theft of equipment and supplies
  • Theft of electronic information such as personal identifying information (identity theft)
  • Misuse of County vehicles
  • Time abuse
  • Personal use of County equipment and/or other resources
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Violations of the County’s Policy of Equity.

For example:

  • Discrimination, retaliation, and/or inappropriate conduct toward others based on a protected status
  • Sexual and other unlawful harassment
  • Other violations of the County Policy of Equity

These allegations should be referred to the County’s Equity Investigations Unit for investigation.

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Welfare Fraud

These allegations should be referred to the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services Welfare Fraud Investigations Unit (DPSS-Welfare) for investigation. Call the DPSS Welfare Fraud Hotline at (800) 873-7283.

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Labor/employment issues.

For example:

  • Hiring improprieties
  • Promotional improprieties
  • Violations of the County whistleblower ordinance
  • Violations of Civil Service Rules
  • Other Employment/Labor issues

These allegations are received by the Auditor-Controller’s Office of County Investigations but are typically referred to the Department of Human Resources, Departmental Support Division (HRDS) for investigation.

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud

These allegations are received by the Auditor-Controller’s Office of County Investigations but are typically referred to the Chief Executive Office, Risk Management Division (CEO-WC) for investigation.

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Matters concerning workplace threats and building/physical security.

For example:

  • Security incident reporting and threats
  • Improper County badge/ID usage

These matters are typically referred to the Sheriff Department’s Court Services Division, Security Operations Unit at (213) 974-2628 or (213) 974-7926.

For immediate building security issues, contact the Sheriff Department’s Countywide Services Division, County Services Bureau (24-Hour Watch Commander) at (213) 974-8000.

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Concerns about management decisions and/or ineffective management.

For example:

  • Management decisions that do not align with County strategic plan goals
  • Poor programmatic outcomes and measures of effectiveness
  • Budget issues

These allegations are received by the Auditor-Controller’s Office of County Investigations but are often referred to the Chief Executive Office and/or discussed with the Board of Supervisors.

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Other Non-County Agencies.

For example:

  • In-Home Support Services
  • Other matters controlled by State, federal, and other jurisdictions

These matters should be reported to the responsible jurisdiction for investigation.

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Violations of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

For Example:

  • Inappropriate access to protected health information without a business need.
  • Lost or stolen documents, files, medical records that contain protected health information.
  • Lost or stolen electronic devices such as laptops, thumb drives, computer equipment, etc., that contain protected health information.
  • A patient denied access and/or copies of their medical records without an exception to the HIPAA regulations.
  • An individual denied a copy of the covered department’s notice of privacy practices.
  • A patient’s request for an amendment to their medical records was denied.
  • A patient denied access an accounting of disclosures that the covered department made without his authorization.
  • A patient’s special requests regarding confidential communications about their health information was denied.

These matters should be referred to the Los Angeles County Chief HIPAA Privacy Officer.

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Provides assistance to youth regarding Group Home concerns.

For example:

  • Personal rights issues
  • Not getting respect
  • Complaints about food or clothing
  • Personal belongings taken
  • Unfair discipline
  • Feeling intimidated or isolated
  • Other issues

These allegations should be referred to the Los Angeles County Children’s Group Home Ombudsman.