Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline

Controller, Pamela Van Blunk, Esquire has a Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline which allows anyone to confidentially report information regarding any fraud, waste or abuse of County funds.  

If You Think You Have Knowledge of:

  • Suspected theft or misuse of County property or cash
  • False reporting of hours worked
  • Submission of illegitimate vendor invoices
  • Misrepresentation of expense reimbursements
  • Violations of the County’s purchasing policy
  • Fraudulent reporting of medical, disability, or worker’s compensation claims
  • Other suspected fraud or abuse

The Office of the Controller protects the identity of the whistleblower and will never release that information.  However, you can also submit tips anonymously. 

Confidential Reporting Options:

  • Submit your tip electronically via the Fraud, Waste & Abuse Online Form [link to form]
  • Call or Text 267-884-5922
    • Phone is dedicated solely to the Hotline with access only by authorized personnel within the Controller’s Office. Please leave a detailed message.
  • Mail your tip to: 
    • Office of Controller, ATTN: Box FH
      55 E. Court Street
      Doylestown, PA 18901
    • (Restricted access to this PO Box is strictly enforced with access only by authorized personnel within the Controller’s Office)

Remember:

  • Fraud, waste and abuse of County funds is something all Bucks taxpayers pay for
  • Significant losses due to fraud could mean increased taxes, decreased employee benefits, tighter departmental budgets and less services for our Bucks County citizens
  • You have the right to remain anonymous, but identifying yourself may greatly aid in our investigation and your identity will be protected
  • If you choose to remain anonymous, be assured that your complaint will receive the same attention as all tips we receive

*Disclaimer: Individuals can choose to submit their tips via phone, mail or the online form. All methods of submission provide the individual with anonymity, should they choose. An investigation will be opened within 24 hours of receiving the tip. It is not necessary to call and check the status of your tip. If you have provided contact information, we may follow up with you on your report, if appropriate, but a response may not be given.  The Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline only applies to Bucks County governmental assets, monies and resources. Any other fraudulent activity not related to Bucks County activities should be reported to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.