State Audit: 1,164 Dead People Received Welfare Benefits (page 2)

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State auditor Suzanne Bump wants the DTA to set up better procedures to monitor the use of the EBT cards both for welfare recipients and retailers.

The audit found that five regional offices “could not provide documentation that accounted for over 30,000 cards.”

As a result of the audit, the DTA has developed a 100-day action plan to make changes and vows to work more closely with the auditor’s Bureau of Special Investigation.

“DTA provides invaluable assistance to some of our most vulnerable citizens,” Bump said. “The integrity of DTA’s programs and operations are vitally important to taxpayers and clients alike.”


WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

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