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Massachusetts State Auditor

Audit of the Bridgewater State University

In this performance audit, we reviewed Bridgewater State University's (BSU) use of funding from the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) received through the CARES Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). BSU received grant funding under two components of the ESF: direct funding from the United States Department of Education (US DOE), and funding from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE). The purpose of our audit was to determine whether BSU administered the federal assistance it received in accordance with the criteria established...
Department of Justice

West Haven City Employee Admits Role in Scheme to Steal Covid Relief Funds

Department of Justice

St. Paul Woman Sentenced for Role in $499,000 Fraudulent Pandemic Benefits Scheme

Massachusetts State Auditor

Audit of the Bunker Hill Community College

In this performance audit, we reviewed financial activity from federal funding provided by the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. In addition, we reviewed BHCC’s compliance with the Office of the Comptroller of the Commonwealth’s guidance on revisions to its internal control plan to address operational changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also reviewed BHCC’s compliance with the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security’s Information Security Risk Management Standard IS.010 for...
Massachusetts State Auditor

Audit of the Bunker Hill Community College

In this performance audit, we reviewed financial activity from federal funding provided by the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. In addition, we reviewed Bunker Hill Community College’s (BHCC) compliance with the Office of the Comptroller of the Commonwealth’s guidance on revisions to its internal control plan to address operational changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The audit found BHCC did not accurately record and report the institutional portion of Higher Education Emergency Relief...
Department of Justice

Inmate Pleads Guilty to COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Fraud

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

Key Insights: Identity Fraud Reduction and Redress in Pandemic Response Programs

This Insights Report highlights identity fraud related challenges in federal programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. By evaluating previous oversight work in this space from members of the PRAC’s Identity Fraud Reduction and Redress Working Group, this report presents best practices to reduce identity fraud before it occurs and to assist victims of identity fraud if it does occur. These best practices may be helpful for federal agencies to utilize moving forward. This report also identifies that across the federal government there is a larger focus on reducing identity fraud up front, while...
Department of Justice

Former local bakery owner arrested for stealing identity of deceased baby, $1.5M pandemic relief fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus woman was arrested in Utah on federal charges related to stealing the identity of a baby who died as an infant. The woman allegedly used the infant’s identity to obtain a passport, a student pilot license, a job as a flight attendant, admission into The Ohio State University and pandemic relief loans.
Department of Justice

East Helena Man Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud in Covid-19 Relief Scheme