The School Board of Walton County will not tolerate fraud or the concealment of fraud. Any perceived fraud that is detected or suspected by any staff member or other person shall be reported immediately. The obligation to report fraud includes instances where an employee knew or should have known that an incident of fraud occurred. Any investigation required shall be conducted without regard to the suspected wrongdoer's length of service, position/title, or relationship. Investigations shall be conducted in a confidential manner.