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Resource ID: #25348
Subject: Welfare
Source: KING-TV (Seattle)
Date: January 26, 2011-December 12, 2011



Some of Washington state's costliest public assistance programs harbored a secret over the years. It went unnoticed as taxpayer-funded programs provided food stamps and cash welfare benefits ballooned following the economic crash. Many worthy recipients came forward to get help. So, too, did criminals who found they could cheat Washington's lax fraud prevention programs to the sum of millions of dollars.

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