Baker

(Willmar MN-) About one year ago the Office of the Legislative Auditor released it's report on fraud in the state's Child Care Assistance Program, or CCAP. The report found there was fraud in the program designed to help low-income parents pay for child care, but could not come up with an exact dollar amount. Some believe it could be up to 100 million dollars. The controversy led to changes at the top of the Department of Human Services, and now, one year later, Representative Dave Baker of Willmar says he's impressed by the DHS' efforts to crack down on fraud. He says last year the legislature funded 30 more investigators to look into fraud complaints...

...Representative Tim Miller of Prinsburg says he plans to introduce a bill this week designed to increase accountability in the agency...

...CCAP gets about 270 million dollars a year from the state. Some have stated they think at one point about half the money was going to fraudsters who do things like falsify documents and lie about having their kids in daycare, which then gets CCAP money which the daycare providers split with the fraudsters.