27 arrested in welfare fraud sweep in metro Detroit totaling $210K

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 17:16:05-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Michigan State Police arrested 27 people during a welfare fraud sweep that totaled more than $210,000.

According to MSP, the department worked with the office of inspector general to round up the people with felony warrants.

The majority of warrants were issued for providing false information to receive assistance benefits with the value of fraud over $500, police say.

“We value the partnership and teamwork extended to us by MSP,” said Inspector General Alan Kimichik. “It is collaborations like this that benefit all citizens by helping ensure that funds for public assistance programs are available to the residents that truly need them, and that taxpayer’s money is spent on its intended purpose.”