Chafee releases report on waste, fraud in Medicaid, food stamps

By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A company hired to investigate waste and fraud in the state’s welfare programs found problems including prisoners and deceased people receiving food stamps, retailers purchasing EBT cards and Section 8 housing recipients underreporting their benefits, according to a report released by Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s office Wednesday.

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• Related: Read Ken Block’s full 16-page report (PDF)

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