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Massachusetts State Auditor Investigators More Than $2 Million In Welfare Fraud

June 19, 2024

Massachusetts Auditor Diana DiZoglio says that there was more than $2 million in welfare fraud in Massachusetts in the third quarter of fiscal year 2024, which ended March 31.

DiZoglio released the Bureau of Special Investigations quarter three report this week.

The report investigated 1,250 cases and identified 241 fraud cases totaling $2,039,888.64, according to a press release from DiZoglio’s office.

Here is a breakdown of that fraud, according to the press release:

 

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)                        $1,646,267
  • Medicaid                                                                                              $214,610.77
  • Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)        $100,973.73
  • Department of Early Education & Care (EEC)                                   $56,369.61
  • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)      $14,805.43
  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)[1]                                                            $6,862.10

DiZoglio said that fraud takes money away from those in need.

“Our BSI examiners are making government work better by identifying fraud, waste, and abuse of tax dollars so that residents actually in need have access to support and services,” DiZoglio said in the written statement.

 

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