Human Services - Fraud Prevention

Human Services
318 Knight Avenue North
P.O. Box 340
Thief River Falls, MN 56701-0340
Phone: 218-681-2880
Fax: 218-683-7013

Program Description

Fraud Prevention is a program designed to resolve issues in cases that meet criterial for potential fraud. Resolving these discrepancies maintains program integrity, resulting in a savings to the taxpayers in program costs by ensuring that funds are available to those who truly need assistance. Pennington County usually receives allegations of welfare fraud either from case workers who regularly work with recipients of public assistance or from the general public. If an investigation finds that a violation was intentional, the case is referred for administrative process or for criminal prosecution.