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State to Investigate Possible Fraud in Post-Irene Food Aid Program

Gov. Malloy said that state workers might have received federal aid to replace spoiled food after Irene when, in fact, they didn't qualify, according to the Associated Press.

Gov. Malloy announced Monday that auditors have been hired to investigate whether state workers fraudulently received federal emergency money to replace spoiled food after Tropical Storm Irene, according to the Associated Press.

In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service for residents enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. About 208,000 low-income households in Connecticut are enrolled in the program. The income the state workers in question we receiving at the time would have disqualified them from the program, according to Gov. Malloy.

None of the allegations have been confirmed as of Sunday, according to the Associated Press, nor did Malloy provide any estimates as to how much money might have gone to these employees.

 

Greenwich007 January 14, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Well it's about time. Kudos to Gov. Malloy. Time to start taking out the trash. Let's not stop here lets continue on with the citizens stealing from the state!

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