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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
2
Participant/provider more than 25 miles
9
Child has perfect attendance
4
Parent completed sign-in/out sheet at same time
5
Provider's work hours interferes with care
6
Presence of older children and exempt care
6
Parent and provider live together or other links
6
Parent or provider change addresses often
6
Shared custody or absent parent in contact with children
4
Child care claims exceed need
13
Frequently changing schedules or providers
6

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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