Fraud - Internal Audit - Christopher Newport University

Internal Audit


What to Do When You Suspect Fraud

Employees are encouraged to immediately notify Internal Audit of circumstances which suggest that a fraudulent transaction has occurred. Fraudulent transactions can include, but are not limited to, the following prohibited acts:

  • misappropriation of cash or funds with falsification of documents
  • unauthorized use of university property and resources
  • falsifying entries to payroll and travel records
  • charging personal purchases to the university
  • unauthorized use of university employees, time or other resources

You may contact Internal Audit. Upon notification of possible fraud, Internal Audit will inform the appropriate vice president and the president. Internal Audit will then complete a review to determine if there is a reasonable possibility that a fraud has occurred. If we conclude that a reasonable possibility of fraud exists, we will report the possible fraudulent transaction to the Auditor of Public Accounts, the State Inspector General and the Department of State Police in accordance with Code of Virginia, §30-138. 

In addition, any CNU employee may anonymously report suspicious activities to the State Employee Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline maintained by the Office of the State Inspector General (OSIG). Internal Audit may be required to investigate these activities and report findings to OSIG.

  • By toll-free phone number: 1 (800) 723-1615 (accepts voicemail)
  • By email:
  • By mail: State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline, Office of the State Inspector General, PO Box 1151, Richmond, VA 23218
  • By FAX: (804) 371-0165
  • By online form
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