The City of Pharr takes allegations of fraud in government seriously.

What is fraud?

Fraud is an act of dishonesty intended for personal gain resulting in a loss of city taxpayers’ dollars. Sometimes the way people act might suggest that they are committing a fraud. These signs are called ‘red flags‘.

‘Look for the ‘Red Flags’:

  • Missing inventory or physical assets or using city vehicles, equipment for personal use.
  • Unjustified wages or time on the time clock.

  • Abuse of sick leave, workers compensation.

  • Transactions taking place at odd times, odd frequencies, or involving unusual amounts or to odd vendors.

  • Internal controls or city policies that are not enforced, or often compromised by higher authorities
  • Missing, duplicate or altered financial documents.
  • Inconsistent, vague or implausible responses arising from inquiries.
  • Common names or addresses of payees or customers.
  • Collusion among employees, where there is little or no supervision.
  • One employee has control of a process from start to finish with no segregation of duties.
  • Audit findings deemed to be errors or irregularities.

Please use the form on the right if you suspect or have witnessed fraud or call (956) 475 – 3499
Fraud Policy (285 downloads)

Fraud Reporting Form

  • Please add the department associated with this complaint.
  • Please choose the type of fraud you are reporting.
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