Watchdog.org Says, “Suspicions Confirmed”

Confirming Suspicions

The following is used with permission from Watchdog.Org

The author of the article is Larry Benson.  Mr. Benson’s e-mail address link can be found just below.  The complete article can be accessed at the end of this excerpt.

By   /   March 21, 2014  /

 Massachusetts is reaping the rewards of taking steps to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse within the commonwealth’s food benefit program. A story in The Boston Globe states that the success rate has increased due to quadrupling the number of investigators assigned to search out fraud and the use of a new streamlined system to report suspicious activities.

According to the article, more than 14,000 cases of potential fraud or abuse of food benefits had been reported to the commonwealth’s Department of Transitional Assistance in the first 10 months of 2013. This is an increase of 87 percent over the same time period in 2012, due in part to a computer system that makes it easier for case managers to report potential fraud.

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