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NEW: Pension Fraud Hotline Launched

Thursday, September 13, 2012

 

General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on Wednesday launched a way for constituents to report incidents of disability pension abuse. The phone number, 401-462-TIPS (462-8477) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people who have concerns regarding disability fraud.

"For the first time, Rhode Islanders will have the ability to take direct action and help stop pension fraud and abuse," Raimondo said. "Abuse that costs taxpayer money and compromises the integrity of the retirement system is unacceptable and must be reported and investigated."

"Each and every tax dollar must be used wisely and efficiently, and we must be vigilant in rooting out fraudulent uses of government programs," Kilmartin said. "Combining forces to identify and combat pension disability fraud in Rhode Island will further protect taxpayer dollars."

The Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island will check the hotline voicemail to collect all pertinent messages. Callers to the hotline may leave information anonymously or they may leave their contact information for follow-up.

To assist in the investigation, callers are encouraged to be prepared to leave as much detail as possible about the alleged abuse, including names, addresses and any additional important information to help ERSRI investigate the claim.

Raimondo and Kilmartin are committed to preserving the integrity of the retirement system for all hard working employees, retirees and taxpayers.

 

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Comments:

fraud Hot line??? what a joke!..It's like looking under the couch cushions for loose change..what ever happened to Ken Blocks free software that was supposed to be implemented that was going to save the state millions. I guess the Democratic social polices have finally come home to roost...the very people who made it soooo easy to get everyone signed up and on the dole are now scrambling to restore physical sanity to the broken system they created. This one trick pony plan will not work and the only solution is to stop the easy process of disability approval.

Comment #1 by LENNY BRUCE on 2012 09 13

You got to be kidding me! A Voter Fraud hotline was laughable; but a pension fraud hotline is the next best thing to sliced bread?

Gina, you have lost all credibility. Stand with David Cicilline and endorse his lies and malfeance. You are a disgrace to La Salle Academy.

I voted for you last election. I will NEVER vote for you again.

And who is Peter Kilmartin? Never heard of him.

Comment #2 by Joseph Davis on 2012 09 13

Let's open this up for welfare, unemployment and disability fraud, and the phones would never stop ringing!!!

Comment #3 by pearl fanch on 2012 09 14




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