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Welcome to the Inspector General's Office.

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"It is the use of one's occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse or misapplication of the employing organization's resources or assets."

View the Occupational Fraud, Waste and Abuse section

Reporting fraud, waste and abuse is the right thing to do!

We strive to promote a culture of integrity, accountability, and transparency throughout the City of Albuquerque in order to safeguard and preserve the public trust.

The Office of Inspector General will accomplish this mission by preventing, detecting, deterring and investigating fraud, waste and abuse, and promoting the efficiency and effectiveness in the programs and operations of the City of Albuquerque

What to Know

Learn more about fraud.

What is a Fraud?

Any knowing deception designed to unlawfully deprive a governmental agency of something of value or to secure a benefit, privilege, allowance, or consideration to which an individual is not entitled. Such practice include, but are not limited to offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities; making false statements; submitting false claims; falsifying records; arranging for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term also includes conflict of interest cases and criminal activity.

What is Waste?

The extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of Government funds, or the consumption of government property that results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions.

What is Abuse?

The intentional or improper use of Governmental resources, such as; misuse of position and authority, or the misuse of tools, vehicles, or office equipment.

Latest Reports

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12-18-2014 Case # 14-205 Golf Concessions

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an investigation concerning several issues involving the Concessionaires at the City of Albuquerque’s four (4) golf courses. This investigation was predicated upon a complaint brought to our office by an individual seeking protection under the Whistleblower Ordinance.

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06-25-2014 Case # 204 Water Authority

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an investigation concerning fraudulent payments made to a personal Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (WA) account by a City employee. The investigation was predicated upon information received by the Internal Audit Director that was forwarded to the OIG.

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05-08-14 Case # 14-202 Cash Out

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an investigation concerning shortages of money that occurred at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. This investigation was predicated upon information received from a City of Albuquerque, Treasury Supervisor.

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02-27-14 Case # 14-201 Recyling Carts

A complaint was brought forth relating to recycling carts recently purchased by SWMD for the current recycling program and citywide rollout of carts. The complaint alleged that there were 5,000 extra recycling carts purchased unnecessarily, which are going unused.

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10-30-13 Case # 13-204 Jack Candelaria Community Center

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an investigation concerning a Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) employee for alleged misuse of City time during the employee’s work hours. This investigation was predicated upon an email received from a City Council member’s office.

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