Ways to Report Fraud:
Auditor of State Dave Yost takes allegations of fraud in government seriously.
Tips or complaints of fraud in Ohio’s governments may be made at any time by any public employee or private citizen. Fraud may be reported by using this website, U.S. Mail, the Auditor of State’s Fraud Hotline, and the Ohio Stops Fraud iPhone app.
Ohio Revised Code Section 117.103 requires all public employers to notify employees of the methods of reporting fraud, including doing so anonymously. New hires must, within 30 days of hire, verify in writing that they have been advised of the system, and the Auditor of State’s office will verify compliance with the law during regular audits. The Auditor of State's office has created a Fraud Reporting Model Form to help employers comply with these statutorial requirments.
Also established in ORC §117.103 is a public log of fraud reports, which includes the date of the report, the entity complained of, the nature of the complaint and the status of the review of the complaint.
Fraud Report Public Log
The Fraud Report Public Log includes the date of the fraud report, the entity complained of, the nature of the complaint and the status of the review of the complaint.