Food stamp fraud
Posted in the New York Forum
#1 Jun 11, 2014
The FBI announced Tuesday in Savannah, Georgia that eighty-eight people have been charged in "one of the largest federal food program frauds ever prosecuted." Fifty-four of the defendants were charged with conspiring to open "purported grocery stores" specifically for the purpose of defrauding the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) and Food Stamp program. After the fake stores were "approved as WIC and Food Stamp vendors," many of the fifty-four defendants went through neighborhoods soliciting WIC and Food Stamp participants to exchange government benefits for cash instead of food in clear violation of the law. The remaining thirty-four defendants werebenefit recipients who sold over $1,000 of their own or their minor children's benefits for a fraction of their worth. In all, over $18 million was laundered in this way in at least nine cities in Georgia.
#2 Jun 11, 2014
the government should be giving food deliveries to people on assistance much like "meal on wheels".
NO food money card should be given to anyone.....
if someone needs food assistance, they should be given a local ss office to go to, or have a weeks worth of food delivered to them.....NO shopping on their own.....that way, NO mis-use of funds......simple
#3 Jul 15, 2014
I see this in the NYC forum. Ironic my neighbor is from New York. He is unemployed and owns at least 2 houses in two states. He's an immigrant and literally goes out of his way to play the system. He sends his kids to school in Pennsylvania while collecting benefits including medicaid in New York. He's literally had to pull his kids out of school in Pa to get medical treatment in NY. He got upset that the benefits people in PA were tougher on finances and assets. Complained his food stamps ran out in PA Here's a guy with a working wife, rental property income complaining he can't get subsidies, loans or grants for his second home. He's complaining about the cost of his second house which he over paid/ bought at the peak of the housing boom. Not enough equity to sell at current prices yet.
To top it off he has no problem expecting people to spend money at his wishes and whims. He complains his neighbors don't spend enough on their house which lowers the price of his house. He borrows things left and right. He does not give things light use and careful treatment. He uses/abuses what he borrows. He's borrowed at least 6 cars over the last year putting hundreds of miles on a vehicle in a week.
It's that sense of entitlement that gets me. He has at least 2 houses and according to some family members 1-3 more properties. He should be forced to sell one home to get any government benefits. Unemployment I can see because it's paid for with insurance but the other benefits are ment for the down and out/destitute not those who need a few repairs on a house or a heating bill paid.
#4 Jul 15, 2014
This jerk should be put in prison for about 20 years.
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