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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.
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