State investigators: Welfare fraud low

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An alleged case of welfare fraud has become high profile in Anchorage after felony charges were filed against State Senate candidate Bekah Halat and her husband earlier this month.

But state investigators say the amount of welfare fraud in Alaska is actually pretty low. 

Last year, the Division of Public Assistance's Fraud Control Unit launched 430 investigations, but only found 97 cases to be fraudulent, according to a state report.

State investigators: Welfare fraud low
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