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Welfare Fraud #286034

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 23, 1982
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(Studio) Massachusetts's use of computers to check bank accts. of welfare recipients to stem fraud reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Boston, Massachusetts) Apparent success of Massachusetts system in uncovering welfare fraud examined. [Ofc. of Human Services spokesperson William HOGAN - notes amount possibly recovered and saved.] [Ofc. of Human Services spokesperson Kermit MORRISSEY - denies abridgement of civil liberties.] Results of computer check's initial run outlined on screen. [Law Reform Institution spokesperson Allan RODGERS - thinks amount of fraud is far less among welfare recipients than among other recipients of government funds.] Implications of Massachusetts experience considered.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Rather, Dan;
Young, Steve

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