Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse

The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is committed to preventing fraud and maintaining an environment in which internal controls can be established and improved. A crucial element of internal control is a mechanism for preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse of County resources.

The Clerk has contracted with Red Flag Reporting - an independent, external hotline service provider. Employees and citizens can anonymously report unethical behavior and potential fraud, waste or abuse by employees, contractors, vendors, or other entities that have a business relationship with the County.

What to Report:

  • Theft, waste or misuse of County assets or resources
  • Violations or circumvention of County policies, local laws, rules or State or Federal regulations 

What Not to Report:

  • General complaints, suggestions or personnel issues
  • Issues of extreme urgency, such as threat of violence or harassment

How to Report

We encourage reporting via the RedFlag Reporting fraud hotline:

**To file report you must use this client code: citrusres

Outside Agency

To report issues with an agency other than the BOCC or Clerk’s office, contact one of the following:

  • Citrus County Health Department                352-527-0068
  • Citrus County Mosquito Control                   352-527-7478
  • Citrus County Property Appraiser                352-641-6600
  • Citrus County Sheriff's Department             352-726-4488
  • Citrus County Supervisor of Elections         352-564-7120
  • Citrus County Tax Collector                           352-341-6500
  • City of Crystal River                                         352-795-4216
  • City of Inverness                                              352-726-2611

[1] By virtue of the Florida Whistleblower Act, employees who report suspected fraud are protected from retaliation by management or other employees.