Fraud

Did You Know?

Posting WIC checks, foods, baby formula, or breast pumps for sale in newspapers or on the Internet is FRAUD. This includes:

  • Craig’s List
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • eBay
  • Any other social media outlet giving away WIC checks, foods, baby formula, or breast pumps OR selling them for cash is FRAUD.

Enrollment in WIC at more than ONE local agency is FRAUD.

Reporting false income, household size or pregnancy to become eligible to participate in WIC is FRAUD.

Buying or selling WIC checks, foods, baby formula, or breast pumps or allowing someone else to do so is FRAUD.

Altering WIC checks in any way is FRAUD.

YOU MAY BE:

  • DISQUALIFIED from the WIC Program.
  • Required to REPAY IN CASH the value of foods, baby formula or breast pump issued to you.
  • PROSECUTED under State and Federal laws

What Can You Do If You Suspect Fraud?

If you suspect that someone may be committing FRAUD, please contact the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI). You may report your concerns anonymously. Call the Toll Free Hotline at: 1-877-282-6657 or email to: foodfraud@health.ny.gov

Ithaca Festival Parade with WIC!

The Tompkins County WIC office will be taking part in the Ithaca Festival Parade on June 2nd and is looking for participants to march with us to support WIC and breastfeeding! Click on link to see attached poster for details.

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Clinic Closure

The clinic is open on Wednesday May 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm and will be closed for the remainder of the day. The clinic will reopen on Thursday May 11th at 8:00am.

Tip: Have fun with your Food!!

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create fun shapes out of whole wheat bread. Top with berries or nut butter for added flavor.   Come up with more fun food ideas. Have fun with the kids and come with more activities!!

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