Post by Logan on Jun 16, 2016 15:00:34 GMT -6
DOVER – Seven former state of Delaware employees have been indicted for alleged fraud involving Electronic Benefit Transfer cards, officials announced on Tuesday.
Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn said the former Department of Health and Social Services employees were responsible for issuing EBT cards, and three previous arrests were also part of the investigation.
A news release described the alleged offenses as “theft of federal money.”
The DHSS said it uncovered and investigated an alleged benefits fraud scheme by employees who defrauded the U.S. government of more than $950,000 in federal funding from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Employees found to have direct involvement in the alleged benefits fraud scheme were terminated by DHSS in 2015, officials said, and the Department’s investigation was referred to prosecutors.
Read more: delawarestatenews.net/police/seven-former-delaware-employees-charged-with-fraud/