Working to Stop Welfare Fraud

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

Follow Amelia Nahmias on Facebook.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Investigator Paul McCormick with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office said people are always trying to beat the system, especially during tough economic times.

Lies on welfare applications can amount to fraud punishable by jail time.

McCormick said everyone needs to pitch in to stop these criminals.

"Law enforcement, social services, and their fraud department rely on people in the community to contact us and give us information. Because it is tax payer money that is being misappropriated. It's not fair to those who legitimately need the money," said McCormick.

McCormick said to report any misinformation to social services fraud department. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 239342141 -
Gray Television, Inc.