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Reporting fraud in West Sac
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Reporting fraud in West Sac

Yolo County has a newly established toll free fraud reporting Hot Line: (855)-4-YOLO DA, said Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig in a press release.

July is Fraud Awareness Month, he said, but year 'round, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office investigates and prosecutes fraudulent activity.

Units within the DA's Office dedicated to the pursuit of con artist include the Workers Compensation Unit, Reisig said. "Together with the State Department of Insurance, the unit protects honest businesses against unscrupulous individuals as well as businesses who either do not have the needed insurance to protect
their workers or who submit false claims for services," he explained.

Another example is the Consumer Fraud Unit, a part of the Consumer Fraud and Environmental Crimes Division, Reisig said. The unit tries to level the playing field for all businesses by ensuring that Yolo County consumers get the goods and services that they've paid for.

"The unit works with other county agencies as well as other state agencies so that no matter where a business is located within the state, Yolo County consumers are protected," Reisig said.

The Auto Fraud Unit is Yolo County’s primary investigative agency that investigates auto insurance fraud.

"By ferreting out fraudulent claims," said Reisig, "our goal is to keep all of our insurance rates as low as possible."

The Welfare Fraud Unit, together with the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS), fights against Public Assistance Fraud. The two units together "help make sure that there is money available to assist those who truly need it while holding accountable those who try to steal from the public coffers," he said, adding, "While there are many units and resources dedicated to combating fraud, constant vigilance is the key to protection."

Know of fraudulent activities in West Sacramento or Yolo County? Reisig urges you call the Hot Line or call the DA's Office in Woodland, (530) 666-8180 , to be transferred to the appropriate unit. You can also call e-mail District.Attorney@yolocounty.

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