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Richmond County Schools Policy
Policy DIE: Fraud Prevention  
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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.


Richmond County Schools
Adopted Date:  Pending
Last Revised:  1/17/2017

Policy Reference Disclaimer: These references are not intended to be part of the policy itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this policy. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the policy.

Note: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
State Reference Description
O.C.G.A 10-01-0912 Notification required upon breach of security regarding personal information
O.C.G.A 16-09-0122 Attempting or conspiring to attempt identity fraud
O.C.G.A 45-01-0004 Complaints or information from public employees as to fraud, waste, and abuse in state programs and operations
O.C.G.A 45-10-0001 Code of Ethics for Government Service
Federal Reference Description
18 USC 1513 Retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant

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