Request #19-12
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1) Does your state track the dollar amount and number of claims that have been paid to fraudulent/unlawful claimants? 

If so, please provide:

a)  the dollar amount of fraudulent claim payments were paid for each of the past three years (fiscal or calendar)

b) the number of fraudulent claims paid for each of the last three years (fiscal or calendar)

If your state does not track the statistics above, please state that fraudulent payments are not tracked.

Please do not provide data regarding fraudulent claims that were not paid. The claim review process is a fraud detection/ consumer protection mechanism designed to prevent fraudulent claim payments.


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March 5, 2019 via email


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General Treasury

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Kara DiPaola

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April 5, 2019, 7:16pm
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We write in response to your March 5, 2019 request for information pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA).  Your specific request is noted below along with our corresponding response.

1) Does your state track the dollar amount and number of claims that have been paid to fraudulent/unlawful claimants? If so, please provide:

a)  the dollar amount of fraudulent claim payments were paid for each of the past three years (fiscal or calendar)

b) the number of fraudulent claims paid for each of the last three years (fiscal or calendar)

If your state does not track the statistics above, please state that fraudulent payments are not tracked.

The Office of the General Treasurer does not maintain documents responsive to your request.

If you contend you have been denied access to public records, pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws §38-2-8, you may appeal this decision to Amy L. Crane, General Counsel for the Rhode Island General Treasurer’s Office, 50 Service Avenue, 2nd Floor, Warwick, RI 02886.  You may also file a complaint with the Department of the Attorney General, 150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Rhode Island Superior Court of the county where the records are maintained.

Additional information regarding the Access to Public Records Act may be found at http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/opengovernment

Thank you for your interest in keeping government open and accountable to the public.

March 6, 2019, 11:26am
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General Treasury
March 5, 2019, 8:53am
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March 5, 2019, 8:53am