NY food stamp recipients sending food abroad, could be happening elsewhere
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#1 Jul 23, 2013
It definitely could be happening elsewhere. It's almost a given that many Latin Americans are coming here and sending their wages back so why not other stuff purchased with welfare or food stamp money. Many American citizens already abuse these programs so where do you think many learned all this from. I'm sure abuse is in the minority but when fraud or abuse happens in tends to be substantial enough to commit fraud for 10 people.
I heard people from countries like Trinidad and Guyana also send ALOT stuff back in bulk. I've heard stories from people who work retail in places like New York and Miami and they said people will come in and buy things like 1/2 dozen drills or vacuums at a pop and have it delivered to a shipper. They'll also buy boxes of hand tools(dozen hammers etc) or 3-4 generators and gas power tools at a time again delivered directly to a shipper-heard for tax and custom considerations.
I still think a lot of this is winding up on the underground economy. If these items are that expensive or rare immigrant food stamp users here are nothing but supplier for their business back home. Best of both worlds.
#2 Jul 23, 2013
The Post reports that in the more Caribbean-heavy areas of the city, supermarkets offer hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon barrels for shipping.
Puerto Rican, Domican, Cuban.
#3 Jul 23, 2013
They said they can be filled with around $2000 dollars worth of stuff. I don't buy this stuff is just being sent to family members this is sent back so family or friends can profit from these things on the black market. I'd bet you if went to the local store or flea market you find many of these items being sold at exorbitant prices.
Since: Feb 07
#4 Jul 23, 2013
The HUNGER is coming soon, just like first for Detroit.
#5 Aug 20, 2013
Confirmed, shipped food payed with food stamps winds up on black market. NY Post article on the Dominican Republic.
But the same Caribbean community in this case the Haitians can also pay smugglers up 2000$ to sneak in illegal immigrant relatives.
So how does the same supposedly poor community buy food and pay to ship it overseas AND have thousands left over to pay smugglers to sneak in illegal immigrant relatives into the country???
What else is being shipped in the barrels and what else is being smuggled into the country?
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