Crow Wing County actively pursues and investigates suspected fraudulent activity. Receipt of benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; Food Support), Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, and Child Care may be based upon who is living in the home and the income and/or assets of all or some of the household residents.
If a person intentionally gives false information or conceals facts about their situation in order to receive or increase their benefits, they may be subject to prosecution or administrative action. This could result in felony level charges, sentencing, and disqualification from receiving more program benefits. Selling or trading EBT benefits (Cash Assistance or SNAP) is also fraud.
For suspected fraud involving recipients of cash, food, child care or health care assistance, call 218-824-1208 or 800-627-9977 (toll-free fraud hotline).