Entries by G4Developer

Renewing Your Membership/CWFI

Procedure for Renewing Memberships and Certifications Because we have implemented an automated membership and certification renewal process in our new website, there are some unusual steps that have to be taken for first-time renewals.  Please read this closely to understand how the process works.  It’s not difficult; it’s just not immediately obvious. How the System Works Renewals […]

Tax Evasion / Food Stamp Fraud

Posted on Tue, Mar. 15, 2011 Brothers accused of tax evasion; wives also face federal fraud charges BY BRIAN BRUEGGEMANN Belleville News-Democrat Two Maryville brothers and their wives are facing federal charges of tax evasion. The defendants are Robert Todd McKinney and his wife, Belinda McKinney, and John Quinn McKinney and his wife, Chamethele McKinney. […]

Is Your Membership Near or Past Renewal?

In the process of changing websites, no notices for January were sent out in December and none have been sent out for February.  This transition period to the new website has usurped much of my time.  In addition to the website redesign and launch, normal UCOWF business aside from membership notices had to continue.  While […]

2010: A Big Year for CWFI Testing

Last year was a good year for the Certified Welfare Fraud Investigator program.  Ten members successfully passed the CWFI Examination and earned their certification, distinguishing them from their peers as professionals in the area of welfare fraud investigations.   In June, UCOWF Directors Rich Nawrot and Maria Schollenberger administered the CWFI exam at the NYWFIA annual training conference.  The […]

Collecting Debts Through Federal Payments

The Treasury Offset Program Newsletter If you’ve never heard it spoken, you probably have thought about it: “What’s the point of trying to collect fraud and program violation overpayments from people on public assistance?”  Simply answered, the point is what alternative exists; allow fraudsters and violators free reign to steal tax dollars? We all should […]

UCOWF Member Makes a Difference

UCOWF Member and CWFI Linda “Pete” Peterson of Washington Department of Social and Health Services submitted the following press release on one of her cases. This is yet another outstanding example of UCOWF members making a difference to the taxpayers and citizens of their states, provinces and counties throughout North America.     Great job, Pete! […]

Regional Mini-Conference Concept

Expanding Opportunities to Attend UCOWF Conferences “Less is more“.  You have probably heard that saying before and chuckled.  (Or maybe that thought has crossed your mind as you sat through a presentation that was too long, too detailed and too dry; I know I have!)  But with the economy impacting state and county budgets throughout […]

UCOWF Members Make a Difference

Update on UCOWF Proposal– Expanding Collections of State Debt through the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) As part of President Obama’s commitment to crack down on improper payments and enhance program integrity, a Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation was created to help States and localities find ways to save taxpayer dollars and deliver benefits more […]

UCOWF Faces Challenges

What every member needs to know about the impact the current economic climate has on UCOWF For the last three years, UCOWF has experienced dwindling revenues that have eaten away at the organization’s cash reserves.  UCOWF is a non-profit organization that maintains a small operating cash reserve.  When annual costs exceed annual revenues, they repeatedly erode […]