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Another Milwaukee Child Care Provider Charged with Fraud


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Another Milwaukee child care provider has been criminally charged with bilking money from the tax-funded Wisconsin Shares program.

50-year-old Veronica McKelvin is accused of keeping false records, and billing the state for kids who did not attend her facility. Prosecutors said she improperly received about $9,000.

The Journal Sentinel said McKelvin has received over $4 million since 2003 from the Wisconsin Shares program, which gives tax money to child care centers to serve working poor families. The paper uncovered numerous fraud cases, resulting in a major state crackdown in which 180 child care centers have lost their tax subsidies.

Close to a dozen providers have been charged – most in Milwaukee, but some as far north as Bayfield. McKelvin was suspended from the program last month. Her lawyer, Thomas Barrett, said McKelvin was caught in a government sweep – and the state might not have the evidence it thinks it has.