How Can Oregon Reduce Public Assistance Fraud?

How can Oregon reduce public assistance fraud? That’s the question an interim legislative work group is tackling after a May audit from the Secretary of State’s office found that hundreds of Oregonians who were deceased, incarcerated, or won the lottery benefited from one of three public assistance programs intended for low-income individuals. "Part of it is privacy," Tomei said. "The other part of it is that you can’t single out somebody who is using a Trail card. You can’t treat them any differently than somebody using a credit card."
By Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian updated August 22, 2013


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