Group Composition

OIG utilized a data match to identify a Medicaid and FAP recipient that failed to   report to MDHHS that her husband, also her children’s father, resided in their home. In the course of the investigation, it was determined that the husband was using a stolen Social Security number to hide his income from the department. His income would have made their household ineligible for both programs. OIG gathered evidence to prove he was in the home and the unreported income. The recipient was charged and convicted of welfare fraud and sentenced to 60 months of probation and restitution of over $40,000.