The act of doing so is known as welfare fraud – an offense that could result in criminal charges and/or the loss of benefits.
To report suspected welfare fraud in Mecklenburg County, please contact the Program Integrity Unit at 704-353-0600 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). You will be able to speak to an investigator trained in collecting the necessary information.
You can also call the 24-hour automated Welfare Fraud Hotline number at 704-353-0400. All information you provide is confidential, and you can remain anonymous.
For more information, visit the Program Integrity Unit Web page