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Welfare Fraud Recipient Caught due to WeTip
Los Angeles County, CA…Anonymous information called into the WeTip Anonymous National Crime Hotline has aided Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services in the fight against welfare fraud. Caller # 621721 reported a recipient was fraudulently receiving welfare benefits. After investigating, the information reported to WeTip resulted in the suspect signing a repayment agreement. The combined loss to be repaid was over $17,000. Thanks to caller 621721 taking the time to call WeTip, the suspect will no longer continue to receive assistance she was not eligible for.
Caller 621721 may now contact WeTip to arrange for the pickup of their $100 reward payment.
For over three decades WeTip has provided ANONYMOUS Welfare Fraud tips to Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services to help supplement welfare fraud related investigations. Since 1998, over 100,000 anonymous welfare fraud tips have aided the county in saving tax payers over $18,000,000 in fraudulent payments. As a result, over 500 rewards have been paid.