A bunch of bologna: Memphis groups billed state for meals they didn’t serve

“We’ve seen where organizations have fallen short, but to see something that pathetic was a first.”

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 06, 2021 11:09 AM CT | Published: October 06, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Two Memphis organizations providing meals to children in the summer of 2020 billed the state for meals they didn’t serve. Federally funded food programs have been susceptible to fraud for years.


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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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