Fraud Hotline

The City of Galveston is committed to deterring fraud, abuse, and waste. Our City Auditor’s Office has established a hotline that may be accessed by calling 409-797-3692. An automated answering service will be available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. Callers may remain anonymous.

“Fraud” means the intentional deception or false representation perpetrated onto a local government that could result in detriment to that local government.

“Abuse” means the excessive or improper use of resources owned or operated by a locality.

“Waste” means the intentional or unintentional squandering of resources owned or operated by a locality to the detriment of that locality. Waste also includes incurring unnecessary costs because of inefficient or ineffective practices.  

Examples of Reportable Incidents:

  • Theft or misappropriation of city resources
  • Offering or accepting bribes
  • Inappropriate use of city owned vehicles, equipment, or supplies
  • Improper spending of city tax dollars
  • Violations of city procurement policies and/or contracts
  • Improper use of city funds
  • Manipulation of city policies and procedures for personal gain
  • Falsification of official documents

Reporting Overview:

  • Describe the circumstances that you believe represent fraud, abuse, or waste
  • Describe the date or dates on which these circumstances occurred
  • Describe the location or locations at which these circumstances occurred
  • Name the individual(s) who you believe acted wrongly or inappropriately
  • Name the city department where these individual(s) work
  1. Glenn Bulgherini

    City Auditor

  2. Carrie Sumrall

    Assistant City Auditor

  3. City Auditor Office

    Physical Address
    2508 Ball Street
    Galveston, TX 77553

    Phone: 409-797-3692