HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state's Auditors of Public Accounts say they were not properly notified about several incidences of fraud involving Department of Social Services employees.
In a letter sent Thursday to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the bipartisan auditors said failure to promptly bring such matters to their attention violates state law and prevents them from determining whether the state agency is taking proper steps to prevent fraud.
While the auditors regularly ask agencies about any fraudulent, illegal or inappropriate activities, they didn't learn until earlier this year about two instances in 2010 and one in 2012 where DSS employees were involved in thefts. Two individuals were arrested.
DSS said the agency reported the incidents to the auditors, but it needs to make sure it does so according to timeframes set in statute.
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