Audit: 2,300 Deceased People on Welfare
HARRISBURG -- In just one year, Pennsylvania paid public assistance benefits to more than 2,300 dead people, according to an audit released Thursday by Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. The auditor general's 114-page audit found the state paid benefits to some people after they died. In one case, a woman died in March 2013 but someone went on an $800 shopping spree using that woman's Access Card during the holiday shopping season.