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Crackdown on child care fraud saves Wis. $45 million

MADISON (WKOW) -- By cracking down on fraudulent child care providers, state officials expect to save about $45 million this year.

The savings is part of the Wisconsin Shares program.  A spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Family Services says most of the money will come from recovering fraudulent payments in the $350 million program.

At least $10 million will be set aside for YoungStar, a new child care rating system.

The Wisconsin Shares program started in 1997 as a way to help move parents off welfare and into work by subsidizing child care costs.

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