• Food Stamp Fraud: Another Big Data and Analytics Opportunity

    September 19th, 2013 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,

    An opportunity for California to do better…

    For more than two years, officials in Washington have pressured top officials at the California Department of Social Services to improve fraud reduction efforts, according to letters obtained by The Sacramento Bee through a Freedom of Information Act request. Among other concerns, the USDA has asked the state to investigate more potential cases of fraud identified by the federal agency and adopt procedures to examine suspicious activity, such as frequent replacement of cards used to redeem food stamps.

    California has one of the lowest rates of substantiating food stamp fraud in the nation, USDA figures show.

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