The City of Greenfield is committed to its duty to ensure effective stewardship of public money and other assets and resources for which we are responsible. It is the policy of the City of Greenfield to prevent and deter all forms of fraud that could threaten the security of our assets or our reputation. The City is committed to the prevention, detection, investigation and corrective action relative to fraud.
City Officials and employees must, at all times, comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The City will not condone the activities of officials or employees who achieve results through violation of the law or unethical business dealings. The City does not permit any activity that fails to stand the closest possible scrutiny.
This policy sets out specific guidelines and responsibilities regarding appropriate actions that must be followed for the investigation of fraud and other similar irregularities.
What is Fraud?
Fraud is a violation of trust that is defined as a deception deliberately practiced to secure unfair or unlawful gain. The term includes but is not limited to such acts as deception, bribery, forgery, extortion, theft, embezzlement, misappropriation of money or assets, false representation, the concealment of material facts relating to any of the above and collusion or conspiracy to commit any or all of the above.
What to do if you suspect fraudulent activity:
The City recognizes there may only be a suspicion of fraud, thus any concerns should be reported to the Director of Municipal Finance and Administration. If the concern involves the Director of Municipal Finance, any concerns should be reported to the Mayor. The Director of Municipal Finance has the primary responsibility for the investigation of all suspected fraudulent acts as defined in the policy.
All cases of suspected fraud will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.
Posted: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 03:24 PM
Updated Tue, Apr 10, 2018 12:00 AM