Re: “Audit finds about $2.6 million in overpayment for child care” (TNT, 9-27).
First, the word “overpayment” should be replaced with “fraud.” You cannot make a $2 million mistake to one provider without fraud being involved. Hard questions need to be asked and answered.
Who in government is authorizing the payments? Every single bill that I pay has detailed documentation of the charges. I can look at that detail and know if there is a charge that is not valid.
Who’s perpetuating the fraud? Is it the child care provider, the welfare recipients or both? If it’s the welfare …