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Walker establishes new fraud hotline


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's administration has created a new hotline for people to report public assistance fraud.

The calls will go to the Office of the Inspector General within the Department of Health Services. The number is 1-877-865-3432.

Walker said in a statement Thursday that establishing the hotline will serve as a tool to ensure that people receive the help they need while preventing waste, fraud and abuse.

Inspector General Alan White says his office wants to hear from anyone who has information about public assistance fraud in the state's health and nutrition programs.

The office was created last month to better coordinate DHS fraud detection efforts and to implement recommendations of the governor's special commission on waste, fraud and abuse.

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