Harnett County,
North Carolina

Social Services 

Program Integrity

MISSION STATEMENT

The Harnett County Program Integrity Unit’s mission is to maintain the integrity and accountability in the administration of public assistance programs and to investigate all allegations of fraud to ensure public resources are utilized appropriately.

INVESTIGATOR ROLE
  • Discover, investigate, deter, and prevent fraud
  • Recover over-issuance/overpayments of public assistance funds/benefits
  • Provide knowledge to County staff and public as a deterrent to future fraud
  • Maintain and encourage others to promote Program Integrity

Harnett County Program Integrity takes an aggressive approach to collections through monthly and quarterly billing systems which assists the agency in the collection rate of delinquent accounts. All delinquent accounts are subject to State and Federal tax intercept. During FY 2016/2017, Program Integrity collected $190,508.93 in cash/tax intercept/recoupments and direct incentive funds back into Harnett County of $44,227.52.

HARNETT COUNTY DSS PROGRAM INTEGRITY UNIT

Fraud reporting Hotline (910) 893-7568. You may remain anonymous when you call

Name/Position

Telephone Email

Cynthia Collier, Investigator

910-814-6625 ccollier@harnett.org

Machele Hayfron, Investigator

910-814-6818 mhayfron@harnett.org

Kaye Wise, Processing Assistant

910-814-6621 kwise@harnett.org

 
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