More than $25 million in fraud, waste, and abuse uncovered by Tenn. investigators

More than $25 million in fraud, waste, and abuse uncovered by Tenn. investigators
Money Generic AP 6-15-2020 (Source: AP Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Investigators with the Tennessee Comptroller’s Divison have reached a powerful milestone. According to a news release, investigators from the division have unveiled $25.8 million in fraud, waste, and abuse across the state of Tennessee.

Within that time, 218 reports have been published, which resulted in 131 indictments on 819 separate counts.

Officials with the Comptroller’s Divison investigate fraudulent activity within state and local government entities, along with private funds under certain circumstances.

Since 2016, the Comptroller’s Divison has opened investigations in 79 of Tennessee’s 95 counties.

If you suspect waste, fraud, or abuse of public money in Tennessee, contact the Comptroller at 880-232-5454 or file a report online at tncot.cc/fraud.

Copyright 2020 WMC. All rights reserved.