MOUNT VERNON — Every complaint and phone call tip to the Knox County Department of Job & Family Services is checked, according to interim director Matthew Kurtz. But it may surprise many people to learn that many such tips don’t pan out.



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2 Responses to “Hi-tech checking catches more fraud”

  1. hazeleyes

    There is so much fraud going on , it is ridiculous,, number one Metropolitan Housing doesn’t take actual called in fraud complaints seriously. I know of a woman at Meadow Ridge who is single with a baby and is housing another woman with a child and a young man! That is against the rules! Do they really want to hear this? Not on your life! Who cares? Our taxes pays for them! I could take them right to the apt but then they would retaliate against me,, mind you I am not on assistance!

  2. John C. Davidson

    This organization comes under fire quite a bit because checking for fraud has made it difficult for those really in need to seek their help. It seems to be a number one priority with these groups. All it takes is for someone with an ax to grind to put out an anonymous negative report to complicate matters.