Fraud Prevention Descriptor Code: DIE
Fraud is an intentional deception, whether by words or by conduct, or by concealment of that which should have been disclosed, that is used for the purpose of misappropriating property and/or monetary funds.
The Board thoroughly and expeditiously supports the investigation of any and all reported cases of suspected fraud to determine if disciplinary, financial recovery, and/or criminal action should be taken.
Any employee, individual, organization or agency (“complainant”) may file a complaint with the Richmond County Board of Education if that individual, organization or agency believes and alleges that a violation of a Federal or State statute or regulation has occurred that applies to a program operated by the School System and supported by Federal or State funds.
All reports of suspected fraud shall be handled in the strictest manner of confidentiality possible. Only those directly involved in the investigation should be given information. Informants may remain anonymous if and when possible but should be encouraged to cooperate with investigators and should provide as much detail and evidence of alleged fraudulent act as possible.