Fewer EBT card requests, more welfare fraud detected in county

San Bernardino County has seen a 50 percent decline in requests for replacement electronic benefits transfer cards since March, when it sent 196 letters to welfare recipients warning them that repeated requests for new cards could warrant an investigation. In addition, welfare-fraud investigators concluded that 20 percent of 500 cases reviewed in August involved fraud, according to the county's response to the 2011-12 Grand Jury's findings released Tuesday.  << Read More