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Child Care Fraud Indicators, Table 2 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
Siblings attending at different times with no explanation
1
Male license-exempt provider
1
Very high or very low rate or excessive work hours reported
5
Parent has prior record of fraud
2
Parent cannot be contacted at work or provider at home
6
Unknown persons always answers parent's phone
3
"White-out" used on child care claim forms
6
Parent has expensive lifestyle
1
"Job search" during evenings or weekends
1
Signature on attendance sheets do not match other records
7
Evidence of a wedding ring
1

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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