Blog Posts in "Stop The Scam"

Posted by & filed under Ohio, Stop Fraud, Stop The Scam, Welfare Reform.

Last week, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost testified to the House Committee on Agriculture regarding a recent audit of the states' EBT card system. The audit concluded that there is likely millions of dollars of fraud occurring in the system on an annual basis. Key findings include: 36 deceased individuals received benefits for more than one year after their death 1,862 deceased...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Missouri, Stop The Scam.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Missouri Senator David Sater which will reign in welfare fraud and abuse in The Show-Me State has passed both chambers in the state legislature. SB 607 is now headed to a conference committee with members of both the House and the Senate to hammer out any differences in the language. When...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Alaska, Stop Fraud, Stop The Scam, Welfare Reform.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Alaska Senator Pete Kelly which reigns in welfare fraud and abuse in America's largest state has passed both houses of the State Legislature and is awaiting the signature of Governor Bill Walker. Fraud and abuse in state welfare programs costs taxpayers billions every year and robs limited resources from the truly...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam, Wyoming.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Wyoming Senator Leland Christensen to reign in welfare fraud and abuse in the Cowboy State has passed the Legislature and has been signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. Between 5 and 25 percent of states’ welfare spending has been found to be either wasted or fraudulent. This fraud and abuse...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam.

Fraud of state welfare programs including Medicaid and food stamps is far too common, and today we released a report documenting cases of abuse and how state legislators can stop it. Let's take a look at just a few of the many egregious cases where taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars in welfare scams. Just last year...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam, Wisconsin.

On March 24, police in Whitefish Bay, WI executed a search warrant to seize evidence of public assistance fraud at a home worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to local reports, Mary Jo Carini-Gallagher and Todd Schaller were taken into custody before being released on signature bonds. They are accused of fraudulently obtaining food stamps and Medicaid benefits well...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam.

A new report from the Government Accountability Office shines a light on just how much money the federal government has wasted on Medicare and Medicaid in the last year. The two programs, "made a combined $77.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2014," an increase of more than 20 percent from 2013. Medicaid itself made nearly $17.5 billion dollars in...[ read more ]