Theft - dishonestly appropriating the property (assets or cash) of another with the intention of permanently depriving them of it
Waste and Abuse - mismanagement or misuse of funds or resources
Bribery and Corruption - offering a payment to any public officer to influence his/her behavior and similarly accepting such a payment
False Accounting - dishonestly destroying, concealing or falsifying any account, record or document required for any accounting purpose, or furnishing information which is or may be misleading or deceptive
Conflict of Interest - when someone such as a public official or municipal employee has competing professional or personal obligations or personal or financial interests that would make it difficult to fulfill his or her duties fairly.