Thursday, December 20, 2012

State Auditor Will Investigate Welfare $$$ Spent at Casinos and Vacation Spots

Posted By on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Two locales not associated with welfare spending - nor should they be
  • Two locales not associated with welfare spending - nor should they be
State Auditor Tom Sweich says he's going to audit Missouri Department of Social Services' Family Support Division.

Specifically, he wants to look at how welfare funds doled out in Missouri are being spent out-of-state, sometimes at "gentleman's clubs, casinos, and exotic locations around the world."

This is done by using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Sweich wants to dig into the process by which the state prevents prevent abuses of those cards. He also wants to look at the state's administration of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (a.k.a., TANF).

Sweich says this audit comes on the  heels of certain "reports." 

He's probably referring to the bang-up investigation done over the past two years by Chris Nagus at KMOV Channel 4.

Here's one part that aired last October:


And this one aired in 2011:

Nice work, Nagus.

Tags: ,

More by Nicholas Phillips

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2016 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation