Hotline for Reporting Fraud
Any employee or interested citizen who suspects fraud, impropriety or irregularity shall immediately report the suspicions to his/her immediate supervisor or by using the Fraud Hotline.
Fraud, financial improprieties or irregularities include, but are not limited to:
The Superintendent or designee shall have primary responsibility for any necessary investigations, in coordination with legal counsel and other internal or external departments and agencies as appropriate. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall investigate reports of fraudulent activity in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the facts. All employees involved in the investigation shall be advised to keep information about the investigation confidential.
If an investigation substantiates the occurrence of a fraudulent activity, the Superintendent or designee shall issue a report to appropriate personnel and to the Stratford Board of Education. The final disposition of the matter and any decision to file a criminal complaint or to refer the matter to the appropriate law enforcement and/or regulatory agency for independent investigation shall be made in consultation with legal counsel. The result of the investigation shall not be disclosed to or discussed with anyone other than those individuals with a legitimate right to know.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall establish a system of internal controls and written operational procedures to prevent losses arising from fraud, employee error, misrepresentation by third parties, or imprudent employee action.
Make a report: Please provide as much detail in your report as possible, including who, what, where, and when the act occurred. You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your report if you include your email address.