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International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17, 2018, is Being Commemorated in Wilmington

Post Date:11/12/2018 2:00 PM

A City Hall panel discussion on November 15 will highlight the week-long outreach and educational effort for employees and the public

Fraud Week 2018


Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Auditor Terence J. Williams said today that the City of Wilmington is participating in International Fraud Awareness Week this week (November 11 through 17), which is a global effort to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The effort is sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

“This week serves as an important reminder that all citizens play a role throughout the year in helping to keep City government operating efficiently and honestly by reporting possible cases of fraud, waste, and abuse,” said Mayor Purzycki. The Mayor encouraged citizens and City employees who suspect something is improper regarding City finances or operations to report their concerns using the City’s confidential toll-free Fraud Hotline at 877.217.4670, or by visiting

Members of the City’s Audit Department team will be sharing educational materials and serving light refreshments in the lobby of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 North French Street, all this week. The highlight of Fraud Awareness Week will be a panel discussion, sponsored by the Belfint, Lyons & Shuman CPA firm and moderated by City Auditor Williams, on Thursday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

Among the panelists who will discuss the impact of fraud on communities will be Delaware State Auditor-elect Kathleen McGuiness, Michael Mast of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, Wilmington’s IT Director Demond May and Alan Rachko of the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit. Audit Review Committee Chair, Bob Johnson, will deliver closing remarks.

As part of this week-long effort, citizens are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the lobby to assist area families for the holidays. There will be a gift basket raffle in support of the Sunday Breakfast Mission, with the winner being awarded on Friday, November 16 at 11 a.m.

For more information about the panel discussion or to register for the event, call the City of Wilmington Audit Department at (302) 576-2165, or visit For more information about the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and International Fraud Week, visit

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and a premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. 



News and information from the Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki 

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

Paul Ford Jr. 
Communications Specialist
Mobile: (302) 530-2171

Brooke Chase
Digital & Social Media Manager
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