Dodgy daycare centers recruit mothers outside of the CENTRELINK offices and pay them $ 100 in cash to hand over their children's names for fraudulent claims
- False daycare centers have cheated taxpayers by recruiting mothers at Centrelink
- The mothers were paid up to $ 100 for the names and birth dates of their children
- Daycare centers picked up the & # 39; ghost & # 39; children to claim money for their & # 39; care & # 39;
- Nearly 200 daycare centers have been closed in NSW since 2016 alone
Fake childcare centers have deceived Australian taxpayers of millions of dollars by recruiting and paying mothers outside of Centrelink to submit their children's data.
The hard-up mothers who visit Centrelink to claim benefits have paid up to $ 100 in cash for the names and birth dates of their children.
The unreliable childcare centers then write the & # 39; phantom child & # 39; to claim fraudulent money for their non-existent care, according to The Daily Telegraph.
False childcare centers scammed the Australian taxpayers of millions of dollars by recruiting mothers outside the Centrelink offices (photo) and paying them to submit their children's data
Daycare centers can apply for a subsidy of $ 11 per hour for each child a carer cares about, with a maximum of seven children.
Some centers signed up for more than 1,000 educators, meaning they could earn a maximum of $ 77,000 per hour.
New South Wales authorities have since been forced to prepare a cap of 60 educators for new providers.
Nearly 200 daycare centers have been closed in NSW since 2016 because the police continue to link them to criminal activities.
Suburbs in southwestern Sydney are home to the worst offenders, with police shutting down 49 facilities in the Canterbury-Bankstown region, another 25 in Liverpool, 23 in Fairfield and 17 in Auburn.
Last month, coordinated raids in South-West Sydney arrested more than 20 people suspected of being involved in running or facilitating fraudulent childcare centers.
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