Mono County

Welfare Fraud

If You See It, Report It!
It’s Up To You To Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse…

Mono County takes reports of fraud seriously and investigates all reports thoroughly. 

When making a report, provide as much detail as possible so that your report can be fully investigated, such as: who, what, where and when.
The names of those reporting fraud are kept confidential to the fullest extent of the law and reports can be made anonymously.

What is Welfare Fraud?
Any person who willfully and knowingly, with the intent to deceive, or who makes a false statement or representation or presents a fraudulent device, or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact in order to obtain, sustain, or increase, the amount of aid that he or she receives, or for a child not in fact entitled thereto, can be charged with a crime.

How to Report Welfare Fraud
If you think someone is committing fraud against one of Mono County's programs it is important that you let us know about it.

To report CalWORKs, CalFRESH, General Assistance, Child Care, and Welfare to Work fraud: 

• Call (760) 924-1770
• Email mpreis [at] mono [dot] ca [dot] gov (subject: Reporting%20Program%20Fraud) (Mono County Department of Social Services Fraud Prevention Staff)

To report Medi-Cal and Elder Abuse fraud:

• Call 1-800-722-0432 or 1-800-822-6222
• Email stopmedicalfraud [at] dhcs [dot] ca [dot] gov (subject: Reporting%20Medical%20Fraud) (Medi-Cal Fraud)

To report In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) fraud:

• Call 1-888-717-8302
• Email ibref [at] dhcs [dot] ca [dot] gov (subject: Reporting%20IHSS%20Fraud) (DHCS A & I Fraud Referrals)