WIC Program Costs Taxpayers Millions
ATLANTA (WAOK) – Georgia could be hit with a big fine for the way it runs a program that gives food to poor mothers and their children. The Department of Public Health, which oversees the WIC program, admits that some stores have charged the government up to seven-dollars for a gallon of milk. An investigation found out that the department is hiring 20 new investigators to look into the fraud allegations. About 100 stores have been forced to shut down in the past 18 months, but the department says it will take time to turn things around.