top of page


The purpose of the Fraud Reduction Elimination Effort (FREE) Program: 

  • Prevent, identify and reduce public assistance fraud, waste and abuse by ensuring benefits and services are received by eligible individuals, in the correct amount

  • Investigate and resolve allegations of public assistance fraud.

Local Agency Responsibility:

Each local department of social

services (agency) is required to

investigate allegations of all public

assistance fraud with the exception

of non-money payment Medicaid


Reports of fraud are recorded and

investigated so as to ensure accuracy

and validity as well as documented

evidence if the consumer needs to be


For more information about what

constitutes fraud or to report

potential fraud please contact:

Amanda Shore - Fraud Investigator

276-773-2452  ext. 205

bottom of page