The DES Office of Inspector General (OIG) exists to safeguard Arizonans by preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse and misconduct. OIG has seven principal functions: audit, assessment and review; continuous improvement; administrative and criminal investigation; research and analysis; risk management investigation; and hearing and deciding appeals pertaining to unemployment insurance and public assistance programs administered by DES.
One of the missions of the DES Inspector General's Office is to conduct administrative and criminal investigations regarding SNAP benefits trafficking. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Trafficking Detection Unit (TDU) investigates complaints and allegations regarding the improper use of SNAP benefits and prepares cases for administrative sanction and criminal prosecution. Referrals for suspected benefit fraud are received from the benefit program, from the public, and through the use of other investigative tools. This information provides the springboard for investigatory activities, including partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to conduct joint investigations.
Suspected fraud can be reported online via the links below or by calling the Department’s toll free hotline number at 1-800-251-2436, or locally at 602-542-9449.
Please select the type of Fraud you wish to report: