Thursday, May 31, 2012

PA's Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Revealed Identification of Over 600 Cases of Fraud

Pennsylvania's Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Gary Alexander announced the results of the department's initial review of out-of-state transactions for the electronic benefit card, identifying more than 600 cases of fraud. In February, the department began a monthly residency review of individuals who, for the prior three months, completed electronic benefit transactions in non-contiguous states.

The department's review revealed 653 cases of individuals who were fraudulently collecting Pennsylvania benefits. Alexander calls this a victory for all Pennsylvanians who legitimately use and need Pa's social safety net and says the 653 individuals who have been defrauding the welfare system have been identified and removed from the program.

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