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Falling Through the Cracks

The Michigan Department of Education’s Child Development and Care program helps low-income families afford day care costs, so they can keep working. While several different state agencies are involved in evaluating day care providers to make sure they are not fleecing taxpayers, today’s fraudster...

Deflating Fraud

The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care. The purpose of the program is to provide good care for children while their parents work or pursue an education that can eventually help...

Not Child’s Play

Here's a new one. Instead of a fraudster who collects unemployment benefits while hiding a job, this is the case of one pretending to have a job in order to collect childcare benefits, while simultaneously claiming jobless benefits. (Must have seemed like a good...

Food for Thought

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious food to young children, older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons in institutions such as day care centers and group homes. (This is definitely food for thought –...

One Swipe Too Many

It's not hard to find a story about credit card fraud in the news. Even though you think you are doing your best to protect your finances, thieves can easily acquire your card number in a variety of ways and hold your credit report...

Cashing in on Kids

If you are a parent that requires supervision for your child during the day, you want a program that ensures your child is well cared for in a safe and healthy educational environment by qualified child care staff. As a discerning parent, you know...

Is There a Fraudster Under the Bed?

For every child who fears going to sleep because of a monster under the bed, there's likely a parent shining a flashlight to scare it away. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently shined a light...

It’s All About the Fraud

Fraudsters tend to be selfish people who are really good at manipulating situations to benefit themselves. In true form, a Tennessee woman used her position as a child care provider to scam the Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program. (She stole...

Childish Ways

The state of Washington promotes employment by providing child care subsidies to eligible low-income working families through the Working Connections Child Care program. The program uses government funds to provide approximately $300 million in subsidies annually. An in-home daycare provider reverted to childish ways...

It All Adds Up

It's easy to think that the fraudulent heist of a few thousand dollars in government benefits is not a big deal. But, when there are thousands of people capitalizing on benefits they don't deserve, it all adds up to more than you think. An...
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