Bright & Early: The Best Policy Edition

Good morning, Nashville. State officials are starting to uncover cases of fraud related to flood assistance where people were collecting emergency food stamps and cash assistance when their houses or apartments never actually flooded. Since the pool of available assistance is stretched already, the fraud is hurtful enough that DHS is pulling out all the stops to track these folks down and charge them, including talking to neighbors and checking NES’ records to find out where and when power outages occurred. So far, they’ve issued four warrants with several more investigations underway.

Photo by Phillip Riggins.

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