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Inspector General Charges 64 With Welfare Fraud in April; Restitution to Commonwealth Exceeds $285,000

06/12/2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) filed welfare fraud charges against 64 individuals between April 1 and April 30, 2017.  The restitution owed the commonwealth in these cases totals $287,659.80. Additional cost savings will be realized as the defendants will be temporarily disqualified from receiving public benefits in the programs they defrauded.

Inspector General Files Welfare Fraud Charges Against 67 in March; Restitution to Commonwealth Exceeds $252,000

05/04/2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) filed welfare fraud charges against 67 individuals between March 1 and March 31, 2017. These charges will generate a total of $252,176.66 in restitution paid to the commonwealth, as well as additional cost savings as the defendants will be temporarily disqualified from receiving public benefits in the programs they defrauded.

Inspector General Files Welfare Fraud Charges Against 77 in Feburary; Restitution to Commonwealth Exceeds $552,000

04/26/2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) filed welfare fraud charges against 77 individuals between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, 2017. These charges will generate a total of $552,780.07 in restitution for the commonwealth, as well as additional cost savings as the defendants will be temporarily disqualified from receiving public benefits in the programs they defrauded.

Inspector General Files Welfare Fraud Charges Against 68 People in January; Restitution to Commonwealth Exceeds $420,000

04/18/2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) filed welfare fraud charges against 68 individuals between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2017.  These charges will generate a total of $420,018.93 in restitution paid to the commonwealth, as well as additional cost savings as the defendants will be temporarily disqualified from receiving public benefits in the programs they defrauded.

OIG Charges Williamsport Woman with SNAP Trafficking for Selling her Food Stamp Benefits on Facebook. She Exchanged Benefits for Heroin.

03/27/2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has charged Tanya E. Keenan-Mack, 37, of Williamsport, with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) trafficking and access device fraud for selling her SNAP benefits on Facebook.

Office of Inspector General Investigation Leads to Food Stamp Trafficking Charges Against 10 in Harrisburg

02/07/2017
Four Harrisburg store owners, an employee and five recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were charged Friday with welfare fraud after an investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.

Office of Inspector General Releases Report on State Police Academy; Makes Recommendations to Prevent Future Cheating & Improve Instruction

02/03/2017
Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General (OIG) released today a report that found evidence of cadet cheating, problems with training and testing, and misconduct by instructors at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy (PSP).  On March 16, 2016, the PSP requested that the OIG conduct an investigation into allegations of cheating in the 144th Cadet Class, inadequacy and ineffectiveness in academy training and testing, and instructor misconduct.

OIG Announces December 2016 Welfare Fraud Adjudications; 23 Cases Will Bring Commonwealth $64,459.32 in Restitution

01/26/2017
During the month of December, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) successfully adjudicated 25 welfare fraud cases involving 19 individuals. These cases will bring the commonwealth $64,459.32 in restitution and will generate additional cost savings as the defendants will be temporarily disqualified from receiving future public benefits in the programs they defrauded.

OIG Announces October and November Welfare Fraud Adjudications; 60 Cases Will Bring Commonwealth $314,301.75 in Restitution

01/11/2017
From Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) successfully adjudicated 60 welfare fraud cases involving 45 individuals. These cases will bring the commonwealth $314,301.75 in restitution and will generate additional cost savings because the defendants will be temporarily disqualified from receiving future public benefits in the programs they defrauded.

Acting Inspector General Tyrone Powell Remembers Donald L. Patterson, Pa.'s Longest-Serving Inspector General

12/14/2016
Acting Inspector General Tyrone Powell notes with sadness the passing last week of Donald L. Patterson, who was Pennsylvania’s Inspector General from 2003 to 2010.

OIG Announces September Welfare Fraud Adjudications

10/27/2016
15 Cases Will Bring the Commonwealth $88,734.58 in Restitution

Inspector General Announces August Welfare Fraud Adjudications

09/22/2016
19 Cases Will Bring the Commonwealth $87,730.67 in Restitution

Office of Inspector General Announces Welfare Fraud Adjudications

09/06/2016
Between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) successfully adjudicated 346 welfare fraud cases that resulted in either a finding of guilt or a guilty plea.

Inspector General Bruce Beemer Nominated for Attorney General

08/18/2016
State Inspector General Bruce Beemer said today he is grateful for and honored by the confidence Gov. Tom Wolf has shown in him by nominating him for the position of Pennsylvania Attorney General, and he looks forward to earning the support of the state Senate during the confirmation process.

OIG Sets Up Toll-Free Tip Line for PSP Academy Investigation

03/31/2016
Anyone With Information Is Encouraged to Call 1-844-307-9997

Office of Inspector General Releases 2014-15 Annual Report

02/24/2016
Agency prevented $87.6 million in welfare fraud, recovered $22 million in overpayments and conducted a combined total of 1,194 general investigations, complaint reviews and state employment background checks during the fiscal year.
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