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Outagamie County considers fines for welfare fraud

7:42 AM, Jun. 24, 2013
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Outagamie County officials want the ability to fine those who willfully take unfair advantage of its welfare programs.

The County Board will vote Tuesday on a proposed ordinance that would require first-time violators to pay between $100 and $300 if convicted of welfare fraud. Subsequent violations would carry fines between $250 and $500.

Amy Roland, manager of the county's economic support division, is hopeful the ordinance will prompt residents to think twice before misusing or improperly taking Medicaid, Foodshare and child care benefits. ...

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