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Over 3,000 food stamp cases fraudulent- less than one percent PDF Print
Thursday, 13 December 2007 18:00
Over 3,000 foot stamp recipients statewide use invalid or ineligible Social Security numbers. All in all, that only amounts to an error rate of less than one percent.
A review was released Wednesday by the Office of the State Auditor that found nearly 2,000 food stamp recipients used Social Security numbers that were not within range of valid numbers issued by the Social Security Administration. Over a thousand recipients used numbers of a deceased person. The numbers amounted to less than .2 percent of the more than 1.7 million recipients whose paperwork was reviewed in the audit. The number of exceptions falls within a statistically expected error rate, officials say.
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