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Child Care Fraud Indicators, Table 1 of 5

Child care fraud indicators submitted by county departments of social services.1

Fraud Indicators for Both Parents and Providers Number of Counties Reporting the Indicator
Use of indicators or red flags, but not specific
Participant/provider more than 25 miles
Child has perfect attendance
Parent completed sign-in/out sheet at same time
Provider's work hours interferes with care
Presence of older children and exempt care
Parent and provider live together or other links
Parent or provider change addresses often
Shared custody or absent parent in contact with children
Child care claims exceed need
Frequently changing schedules or providers

1 These 21 counties responded to the survey. Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Yuba counties.

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