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NCJ Number: 159057 Find in a Library
Title: Fraud and Overpayment Recovery Investigator's Handbook
Corporate Author: Ohio Dept of Human Services
Bureau of Fraud Control
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: Ohio Dept of Human Services
Columbus, OH 43266
Sale Source: Ohio Dept of Human Services
Bureau of Fraud Control
30 E Broad Street, 32nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43266
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this handbook is to provide county investigators in Ohio with a clear understanding of procedures to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and county regulations on the proper and correct handling of public assistance and Food Stamp cases suspected of involving fraud.
Abstract: Although procedures for handling these fraud cases vary among agencies, the basic treatment and disposition should be consistent statewide. The handbook is intended to be used in conjunction with the Ohio Public Assistance Manual and the Food Stamp Certification Handbook. Objectives of fraud investigations are to ensure correct public assistance benefits are received only by eligible individuals, to recover tax dollars obtained by clients through fraudulent activities, and to deter future occurrences of fraud within public assistance programs. The handbook covers roles and responsibilities of the Ohio Department of Human Services, county human service departments, and fraud investigators. In addition, handbook topics include referral procedures, investigative techniques, interview and interrogation, stages in fraud investigations, referrals to county prosecutors, and the judicial process.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): County police; Criminal investigation; Food stamp fraud; Fraud and abuse prevention measures; Fraud investigations; Ohio; Police policies and procedures
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