STATE WORKERS Busted For Blatant EBT Fraud Worth $1,000,000

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    STATE WORKERS Busted For Blatant EBT Fraud Worth $1,000,000

    Seven Delaware state workers were indicted and arrested for the theft of one million dollars from the EBT Program. The way they did it is just blatant! There are so many reports every week of fraud in the EBT system that it’s beyond past time for reform! This program is out of control!

    Attorney General Matt Denn announced today the arrests and indictments of seven former state of Delaware employees for theft of federal money. All seven were employed by the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and were responsible for issuing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, and three previous arrests were also related to the same investigation.

    Two of the defendants were indicted and arrested last week, two others were indicted and remain at large, one was indicted and arrested previously and still faces charges, and two have already been convicted and sentenced.

    Based on internal audits conducted by DHSS’s Audit and Recovery Management Services, investigators learned of fictitious and unauthorized EBT accounts created by Division of Social Services case workers responsible for case creation and maintenance, with each of the fraudulently created cases issued varying amounts of food benefits in the form of EBT cards. The investigation revealed that the fraudulent EBT cards were delivered to State Service Centers in New Castle and Kent County, and intercepted by the suspects working at those locations. Once intercepted, the cards were personally used or sold at a discount.

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