Auditor Galloway finds not enough being done to prevent or detect abuse of food assistance program

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Department of Social Services' (DSS) food assistance program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, which found millions of dollars in questionable transactions by recipients who were deceased, incarcerated or making purchases exclusively out of state. The audit, which was performed by the Auditor's data analytics team, found issues with the integrity and accuracy of data and made recommendations to ensure potential fraud is identified quickly.

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