quote: WASHINGTON (CNN) -- More than 400 people -- including government and charity workers -- have been charged so far with illegally benefiting from Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing flooding, according to a Justice Department report released Wednesday.
However, the Katrina Fraud Task Force hasn't even begun to skim the waters, and the number could climb into the thousands, the report stated on the first anniversary of the task force.
"Disaster relief agencies have reported to law enforcement that they have identified thousands of questionable or possibly fraudulent payments to purported hurricane victims," the report said.
To date, the multi-agency command center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has received more than 6,800 complaints or tips for investigators to pursue.
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