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State Auditor’s Office Identifies More Than $1.8 Million In Public Assistance Fraud 

6/11/2012 Office of the State Auditor

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.

Press Release

Two Charged in Failure to Disclose Massive Lottery Winnings to MassHealth 

5/31/2012 Office of the State Auditor

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.

Press Statement

Statement from Auditor Bump on Senate Ways and Means' Proposed FY2013 Budget 

5/16/2012 Office of the State Auditor

Bump commends legislature for including proposal to criminalize food stamp trafficking in the Commonwealth.

Press Release

Boston Man Used Two Identities to Defraud Welfare Programs $21,320 

2/02/2012 Office of the State Auditor

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).

Press Release

Auditor Bump Commends Governor Patrick for Funding New Welfare Fraud Prevention Unit 

1/25/2012 Office of the State Auditor

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).

Press Release

Athol Woman Arraigned for Defrauding Welfare Programs $58,170 

1/13/2012 Office of the State Auditor

An Athol woman was arraigned Wednesday at Boston Municipal Court on charges that she fraudulently collected $58,170 in food assistance from the Supplemental Nutritional Program (SNAP) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Press Release

Lowell Woman Arraigned for Defrauding Welfare Programs $15,400 

12/14/2011 Office of the State Auditor

A Lowell woman was arraigned today at Boston Municipal Court on charges that she fraudulently collected $15,400 in food assistance from the Supplemental Nutritional Program (SNAP) and Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC).

Press Release

Auditor's Office ID's Over $500,000 in Public Assistance Fraud 

12/09/2011 Office of the State Auditor

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 $506,721 in fraudulently obtained public assistance benefits and services.

Press Release

Auditor’s Office ID’s $1 Million in Public Assistance Fraud 

8/18/2011 Office of the State Auditor

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump's Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) completed investigations of 1,274 people accused of defrauding the state and documented over $1 million of illegal activity in obtaining public assistance and benefits.

Press Release

State Auditor Investigations of Public Assistance Fraud ID $1.2 Million for Recovery 

6/09/2011 Office of the State Auditor

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 $1.2 million in fraudulently obtained public assistance benefits and services.

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