Fraud Investigation

FPI Investigator - Northwoods Fraud Investigations
The Wright County Fraud Unit actively pursues and investigates cases suspected of having fraudulent activity. Receipt of benefits such as SNAP (food support), cash assistance, medical assistance, and child care may be based upon who is living in the home and the income and / or assets of all or some of the household residents.

Reporting Fraud
When suspected fraudulent activity is reported, an investigation occurs to determine if there has been a program violation. Reports of suspected fraud come from various sources:
  • Concerned citizens
  • Email
  • Letters
  • Other counties
  • Staff
  • The State Department of Human Services Hotline:
    • Ph: 651-431-3968
    • Toll-free: 800-627-9977
False / Incomplete Information
If a person intentionally gives false information or conceals facts about their situation in order to receive or increase their benefits, they may be subject to prosecution or administrative action. This could result in felony level charges, sentencing, and disqualification from receiving more program benefits.

Report Anonymously
Suspected fraud may be reported anonymously by calling the numbers listed below:
State Department of Human Services Hotline
Ph: 651-431-3968
Toll-free Line: 800-627-9977