Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Irene D-SNAP fraud probe: No arrests, most fired Connecticut workers back on job (video, document)

More than a year after dozens of state employees were terminated amid allegations of food stamp fraud following Tropical Storm Irene, most have gotten their jobs back, and no one has been arrested.
A probe into whether there was any criminal wrongdoing on the part of state employees or other state residents is ongoing.
After the August 2011 storm, more than 1,000 state employees and thousands of private citizens applied for and received benefits through D-SNAP, or the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The applicants typically got between $200 and $1,200 via a debit card.
The state Department of Social Services, which administers the program, did a post-disaster review, to determine if beneficiaries had obtained benefits improperly, such as by understating their incomes.

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