Fraud Prevention

Sherburne County actively pursues and investigates suspected fraudulent activity. If a person intentionally gives false information or conceals facts about their situation in order to receive or increase their benefits, they may be subject to prosecution or administrative action. This could result in felony-level charges, sentencing, and disqualification from receiving more program benefits. Selling or trading EBT benefits (Cash Assistance or SNAP) is also fraud.


For suspected fraud involving recipients of cash, food, child care or health care assistance, call 763-765-4000 or 800-433-5239 or call the State Fraud Hotline at 800-627-9977 or metro 952-297-4147. Callers may remain anonymous.

Online Reporting

Those wishing to leave an anonymous tip may also do so by completing the Minnesota Fraud Hotline Form.