A report released today by the state Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) sheds light on allegations of fraud involving the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program or C-CAP. The fraud had been alleged to total as much as $100 million annually, but Legislative Auditor James Nobles says “we couldn’t find evidence to substantiate that there is $100 million if fraud in CCAP every year, in fact we couldn’t really find a reasonable estimate of fraud.” Nobles does, however, admit that fraud exists in the program and says the state needs to do more to prevent it. Republican leaders say the OLA report confirms suspicions that fraud is “widespread and rampant” in C-CAP. The OLA report also could not substantiate that money fraudulently taken from the program made its way to terror organizations overseas–as had been alleged. Here’s more with Legislative Auditor James Nobles.
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