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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
Male license-exempt provider
Very high or very low rate or excessive work hours reported
Parent has prior record of fraud
Parent cannot be contacted at work or provider at home
Unknown persons always answers parent's phone
"White-out" used on child care claim forms
Parent has expensive lifestyle
"Job search" during evenings or weekends
Signature on attendance sheets do not match other records
Evidence of a wedding ring

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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