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Fraud Prosecution

Unlike other crimes which are investigated by law enforcement agencies such as the Police Department or the Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas County Attorney’s Office has an in-house investigator who investigates public assistance fraud.  This occurs when individuals provide inaccurate information when they apply for public benefits; when they fail to update changes in their circumstances when receiving such benefits; or when they misuse the money or benefits that they receive.  The Douglas County Attorney’s Office will prosecute those who abuse their public assistance benefits.  This could result in a felony level conviction, sentencing, restitution, and disqualification from receiving future program benefits.