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Welfare fraud on the rise in Pueblo

Posted at 7:15 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 21:15:30-04

PUEBLO – Six months after his office created the Welfare Fraud Division, the Pueblo District Attorney says he is starting to see a rise in welfare fraud cases.

In an update provided last week, the D.A. said there could be up to 40 cases currently in the district. Investigators said they are mostly checking on cases of children and other family members taking advantage of other loved one’s benefits.

“I think the message is we are looking for is that this office is diligent in trying to make sure that the people who are intended to receive these benefits receive it and making sure that money isn’t being siphoned to people who are not entitled to it,” said District Attorney, Jeff Chostner.

If you suspect someone of welfare fraud, you should call the Pueblo D.A.’s office.