Friday, March 5, 2021
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Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud

‘Going Halfsies”

Remember your early years of work? Your student loans might have kicked in, and your paycheck was smaller than you hoped. You and your friends probably split the bill at lunch or dinner. A whole new generation refers to the act of splitting the...

$2.2 Million in Food Stamp Fraud at the Local Dairy Mart

The local Dairy Mart (sounds like a dangerous hangout) isn't exactly where you would expect to find a major fraud case unfolding, but that's what authorities think was happening, according to a recent report from Channel 5's NewsNet.com. Federal agents arrested four people on...

Keeping Fraudsters Accountable

Our justice system is committed to catching criminals and punishing them appropriately. It's also big on teaching offenders how to be accountable for their behavior so they don't cycle through the penal system again. An article published by the Lafayette Journal & Courier tells...

Caught Red Handed…Twice

Did you ever watch cartoons growing up? For those of you who have (and maybe still do), I'm sure you remember the animated facial gestures the cartoon characters made when they were caught ''red-handed'' doing something they shouldn't have been doing. Their heads would...

Following the Breadcrumbs

Hansel and Gretel left a trail of breadcrumbs on purpose so they could find their way back home after being abandoned in the woods. A convenience store owner in Baltimore left a trail of evidence (not on purpose) that led authorities to his participation...

Diet of Greed

There are so many diets available that it 's hard to determine which one might work the best. Some are low carb, high protein, raw food, or vegetarian in nature. An Arkansas woman signed herself up for a diet of greed and stole more...

A Gift Horse

When a judge decides to give a convicted criminal a break for his or her offense, it would behoove the criminal to be grateful and not look a gift horse in the mouth. An article in The Oregonian states that a man, who bilked...

Three Times a Charm

A woman in Medford, Mass., admitted to lying so she could receive $108,288 in Social Security, Medicare and MassHealth benefits and food stamps over a 10-year period. (SO ambitious!). She was subsequently charged for her Food Stamp, Social Security and Medicare fraud scheme (Three...

A Dime A Dozen

It seems that retailers who abuse the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are a dime a dozen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that approximately 35,891 food retailers illegally trafficked more than $1 billion in SNAP benefits between 2012...

Does Having a Loophole Make it Right?

If you won the lottery, do you think you'd spend any of that money on food? Laws on the books today assume you wouldn't. Many states don't count lottery or gambling winnings as income, so thousands of winners each year continue to be eligible...
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