Know anyone committing welfare fraud?

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Alvin

Foley, AL

#1 Jan 15, 2009
Isn't it welfare fraud to collect as if you were a single mother all the while living with the child's father and owning a home with him?

Since: Oct 08

United States

#2 Jan 16, 2009
Alvin wrote:
Isn't it welfare fraud to collect as if you were a single mother all the while living with the child's father and owning a home with him?
I would assume so, but I do not know who or what agency you would need to contact. But, I too know of many people doing this, and its sickening.

“Be your own hero.”

Since: Jul 08

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#3 Jan 16, 2009
Alvin wrote:
Isn't it welfare fraud to collect as if you were a single mother all the while living with the child's father and owning a home with him?
They've probably got it set up on paper to look like she's renting from him. Nice way to get paid to stay home with your child...and let the working people's tax money pay for it.

Disgusting, fraudulent, and probably hard to catch and prove.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#4 Jan 16, 2009
Democrats always trying to get away with theft.
Sue

Midland, MI

#5 Jan 16, 2009
yea!! about 5 million mexicans

“Have a nice day!”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#6 Jan 16, 2009
I tried to turn in someone years ago, a cute little white girl that was collecting housing money,(while not paying rent), day care money(while not paying daycare), and foodstamps. The way she did it was to live with her parents, who would lie and say she paid rent, and her sister lied and said she charged her for daycare and she didn't. This girl also paid over 100.00 on a boat payment, and went tanning regularly. This was back in 1990 or so. The office I complained to said,"If her parents are lying, there's no way we can catch her or prove it."
Absolutly disgusting!

“Almost as Sweet as Gunpowder”

Since: Oct 08

United States

#7 Jan 16, 2009
Yes, I know of people--unforunately one is related to me. But the one related to me has her game down so slick that there's little chance she'll get caught, even if someone turned them in.

It makes me mad,like when I see someone in the store with a huge set of fake nails on, talking on an expensive cellular, and driving a new Chrysler...paying with foodstamps. Oh, and she had a Coach purse, too.
Alvin

Foley, AL

#8 Jan 16, 2009
Batch - Actually a white Republican family. I know you didn't mention race, but it sure is implied.
Seenitbefore

Jenison, MI

#9 Jan 16, 2009
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
Democrats always trying to get away with theft.
Give us a freaken break. And what about all the mega financial houses that just sucked up the tax payers money and then gave away more than that in Christmas bonuses.

I don't agree with the welfare fraud that's going on, but COME ON. This is no different than a bully. Bullies ALWAYS concentrate on the weakest to make themselves FEEL superior. We've got trillions, LITERALLY Trillions in tax payer money filling the pockets of those who are the wealthiest in the country and all you people can concentrate on are the ones who are living in the lowliest of conditions on the fraud they are committing.

Ya, focus on the less of the 'evils' because the biggest can and do fight back.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#11 Jan 16, 2009
Seenitbefore wrote:
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Give us a freaken break. And what about all the mega financial houses that just sucked up the tax payers money and then gave away more than that in Christmas bonuses.
I don't agree with the welfare fraud that's going on, but COME ON. This is no different than a bully. Bullies ALWAYS concentrate on the weakest to make themselves FEEL superior. We've got trillions, LITERALLY Trillions in tax payer money filling the pockets of those who are the wealthiest in the country and all you people can concentrate on are the ones who are living in the lowliest of conditions on the fraud they are committing.
Ya, focus on the less of the 'evils' because the biggest can and do fight back.
Congress did not have to approve of the 700 billion either.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Barnesville, OH

#12 Jan 16, 2009
Alvin wrote:
Batch - Actually a white Republican family. I know you didn't mention race, but it sure is implied.
Implied how. Conservatives don't believe in group politics.... Liberals do and they belong to the Dem Party.
Alvin

Foley, AL

#14 Jan 16, 2009
I really started the discussion as there are so many people responding from all walks of life. It was never meant as a political thread or a societal thread, I was hoping to hear from someone who works in the field.
Tom

AOL

#15 Jan 16, 2009
When many mothers qualify for section 8 and other programs, the welfare office never seems to check back later to find other relatives / renters living with them in the homes. They need them to sign an agreement that if they get caught lying to the welfare office, it's a felony, or enforce the laws that are there. There's a few thousand homes all over town where the welfare office is under the impression it's only a mother with 2 kids living in the home, and there's actually 6 more living there. Let's face it folks, the gov't does what they please and doesn't listen to the people anymore. It's our tax money after all. The rich control the government. How many times do we as people see the government doing things we dont like, but cant do anything about it? Years ago, that feeling wasn't so popular. Obama is right, the people's faith in government must be restored. But is he going to help do it?
Kazoo Gurl

Kalamazoo, MI

#16 Jan 16, 2009
Alvin wrote:
I really started the discussion as there are so many people responding from all walks of life. It was never meant as a political thread or a societal thread, I was hoping to hear from someone who works in the field.
MI DHS welfare fraud hotline 1-800-222-8558.

It's a start anyway.

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#17 Jan 16, 2009
My husbands ex was collecting welfare in Michigan and Ohio at the same time. Problem was we had the child! She was living with her boyfriend in Ohio collecting there. She was driving up to Michigan to get her check here. She never once came to see her son. I turned her in and they did nothing! Then two years later I received a call from a case worker. BUSTED!!! They came after her for all of the back pay and food stamps she received. Ha! Ha! She spent a couple months in jail over it. She doesn't like me very much. I wonder why?

“Welcome to the Ghetto... ”

Since: Oct 08

WEST MI

#18 Jan 16, 2009
Kazoo Gurl wrote:
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MI DHS welfare fraud hotline 1-800-222-8558.
It's a start anyway.
They do investigate welfare fraud. If you don't get anywhere contact your state represenative and make it known to them that you are P!ssed that your tax dollars are going to support welfare fraud.

“November 12th, 2011”

Since: Nov 07

up a tree

#19 Jan 16, 2009
Seenitbefore wrote:
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Give us a freaken break. And what about all the mega financial houses that just sucked up the tax payers money and then gave away more than that in Christmas bonuses.
I don't agree with the welfare fraud that's going on, but COME ON. This is no different than a bully. Bullies ALWAYS concentrate on the weakest to make themselves FEEL superior. We've got trillions, LITERALLY Trillions in tax payer money filling the pockets of those who are the wealthiest in the country and all you people can concentrate on are the ones who are living in the lowliest of conditions on the fraud they are committing.
Ya, focus on the less of the 'evils' because the biggest can and do fight back.
Spot on buddy, you nailed it.
george

Canton, OH

#20 Jan 16, 2009
Sue wrote:
yea!! about 5 million mexicans
how very true. and they are all ILLEGAL!!!
bunny from the UP

United States

#21 Jan 16, 2009
It is becoming more and more a big issue about welfare.
Alls I see is mexicans get this all the time they pop out childern like rabbits and want more walfare money to pay for it. Our tax money going to sopport mexicans!
Its going to be tuff when a soilder that fought for our freedom comes back home the place where he worked went out of business he has to look for a other job and can not find one because a mexican is there taken his place~
Call me racist I really don't give a flying flip but something has to be done.
Does any one know the imagrantion departments hot line?
Janice

Grand Rapids, MI

#22 Jan 16, 2009
Canadagirl wrote:
My husbands ex was collecting welfare in Michigan and Ohio at the same time. Problem was we had the child! She was living with her boyfriend in Ohio collecting there. She was driving up to Michigan to get her check here. She never once came to see her son. I turned her in and they did nothing! Then two years later I received a call from a case worker. BUSTED!!! They came after her for all of the back pay and food stamps she received. Ha! Ha! She spent a couple months in jail over it. She doesn't like me very much. I wonder why?
I think this is a sad situation, and I am concerned that you seem to get such pleasure from it. Are you alright, Trish?

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