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Auditor Suzanne M. Bump's Bureau of Special Investigations assisted in the case.
State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today announced an initiative to build on her office’s efforts to strengthen the Massachusetts social safety net.
State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump today released the annual report for her office’s Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI), which identified a record $13.7 million in public assistance benefits fraud in Fiscal Year 2015.
Auditor Bump testifies in support of HB 5 An Act Facilitating the Legislative Mandate of the Bureau of Special Investigations.
In a report issued today, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump said examiners within her office’s Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) identified more than $9.5 million in fraudulently obtained public assistance benefits and services in Fiscal Year 2014.
Bump’s Bureau of Special Investigations protects program integrity.
Bump's staff identify 205 cases of individuals abusing public benefit programs.
Examiners completed 1,769 investigations in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013.
State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump said examiners with the office’s Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) found evidence of $2,806,252 in fraudulently obtained public assistance benefits and services, bringing the fiscal year 2012 total to $5,542,310.
In a quarterly progress report issued today, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump said examiners with the office’s Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) found evidence of $1,827,217 in fraudulently obtained public assistance benefits and services.
After investigations by the Office of the State Auditor, two men face charges of each fraudulently collecting over $12,000 in MassHealth benefits in a multiyear period by not reporting the hundreds of thousands of dollars earned through lottery winnings.
Bump commends legislature for including proposal to criminalize food stamp trafficking in the Commonwealth.
A Boston man was arraigned today at Boston Municipal Court on charges that he fraudulently collected $21,320 in food and cash assistance from the Supplemental Nutritional Program (SNAP) and Emergency Assistance for Elderly and Disabled Children (EAEDC).
In his 2013 Budget proposal released today, Governor Deval Patrick recommended funding for a new initiative within State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI).
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