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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Did you know there’s a fraud hotline for Citrus County?

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In the role of County Auditor, the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller functions as the internal auditor for Citrus County, and has an established the Internal Audit Department to carry out that function. How did this come to be? The Florida Constitution Article VIII, Section 1(d), and Florida Statutes 125.01(1)(s) and 136.08 establish the auditing authority for the Clerk.  

As an independently elected official, the Clerk conducts financial, compliance, operational, and performance audits of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and its Administration.  Clerk Angela Vick 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 a contract 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. Reports can be made 24/7/365 via the internet (www.redflagreporting.com), or by calling 877-647-3335. To file report as a resident, you must use this client code: citrusres.  If you are filing a report as an employee of the BOCC or the Clerk’s office, you must use client code: citrusee. By virtue of the Florida Whistleblower Actemployees who report suspected fraud are protected from retaliation by management or other employees.

 

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            352-341-6740
  • Citrus County Tax Collector                           352-341-6500
  • City of Crystal River                                        352-795-4216
  • City of Inverness                                             352-726-2611

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