Oklahoma Corporation Commission Investigating Abuse Of Lifeline Program

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 10:11 pm
By: News On 6

We're learning the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is taking the first steps to disqualify cell phone companies from the controversial Lifeline program.

Our 6 Investigates team has already exposed how some companies are abusing the federal program that provides cell phones to those on government assistance.

The amount of fraud is especially high in Oklahoma, and taxpayers are paying for it.

The Corporation Commission is now asking three companies to respond to allegations that they're providing customers with multiple phones.

The office says Easy Wireless, Assist Wireless and True Wireless may be unfairly profiting off those transactions.

Next Monday night our 6 Investigates will show you the latest developments with the Lifeline program.

1/23/2013 Related Story: Oklahoma Lawmaker To Propose Bill Cutting Down On Fraud In Lifeline Program