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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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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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06-27-12 Case# 12-214 Alleged Accident/Injury Involving Sun Van Chauffeur

On November 4, 2011, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was notified that Tran2 wanted to speak with us about possibly helping with an investigation of an alleged accident.

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06-25-12 Case# 12-215 Alleged Misuse of Fuel Cards by AFD Mechanic

On May 4, 2012, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was contacted by Tige Watson, Deputy Chief with the Albuquerque Fire Department (AFD), regarding the possible misuse of fuel cards by an AFD mechanic.

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06-25-12 Case# 12-213 Collision Involving a Motor Coach Operator

On March 23, 2012, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was contacted by Risk Manager, Peter Ennen, regarding a City bus collision that occurred on March 21, 2012.

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