WIC FRAUD IN STORES ALLEGED

MADISON, Wis. -- Following adoption of a more stringent enforcement policy, state officials here said they have uncovered fraud and other violations of the Women, Infants and Children program at approximately 10% of the 1,400 retailers they investigated.Those allegations led the Wisconsin Grocers Association to charge the officials with overstating the amount of WIC fraud being perpetrated by supermarket

MADISON, Wis. -- Following adoption of a more stringent enforcement policy, state officials here said they have uncovered fraud and other violations of the Women, Infants and Children program at approximately 10% of the 1,400 retailers they investigated.

Those allegations led the Wisconsin Grocers Association to charge the officials with overstating the amount of WIC fraud being perpetrated by supermarket operators, prompting the state to back off somewhat.

WIC is a federally

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