Check out this article from the Roanne County News found at http://www.roanecounty.com/content/see-government-waste-call-hotline :
See government waste? Call up the hotline
Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm
The Tennessee Comptroller’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline marked record achievement last year in its effort to help uncover the misuse of government funds and property.
Confidential tips to the hotline helped to identify a record more than $1.1 million in confirmed thefts, shortages and questioned costs.
These tips were reported through telephone calls to the toll-free hotline at 1-800-232-5454 and online submissions at comptroller.tn.gov/hotline.
Municipalities, counties, state agencies, federal agencies, and non-profit recipients of government funds were included in the reporting.
“The hotline plays an important role in holding government accountable to its citizens,” said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson.
“While I’m pleased to see the hotline is serving its purpose, the ultimate goal is to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in government.”
Substantive notifications are reviewed and investigated by Comptroller staff or referred to the appropriate agency or program for further action.
Since October 1983, the Comptroller of the Treasury has provided a toll-free hotline for any citizen to report government fraud, waste and abuse.
All state agencies, as well as agencies receiving community grant funds, are required to call attention to the hotline by posting a sign in a prominent place.
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