FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s whistleblower program over the final six months of 2012 investigated 14 cases and found that six had merit, with one case resulting in a resignation.
The Solano County Auditor-Controller’s Department runs the program to look into potential fraud, waste, abuse and violations of county policies. A county report listed the following outcomes:
Two other cases found to have merit involved alleged welfare fraud. The Auditor-Controller’s Department referred the cases to the Health and Social Services Special Investigations Bureau.
Solano County Auditor-Controller Simona Padilla-Scholtens began the whistleblower program in 2008. Workers who see misconduct can file a form at www.solanocounty.com/depts/auditor/whistleblower/report_form.asp or call 866-384-8477. County workers can make reports anonymously.
The county previously reported on the first six month of 2012. The county during that period looked at 25 reports and found 10 cases had merit, including one that resulted in the firing of an employee who regularly took time off without coordination or approval.
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