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Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud

Oh, SNAP!

Some people just don’t know when to quit. A Newark, N.J., store owner had already been banned from participating in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program when he put his grocery store in another person’s name to get back into swindling the federal program....

How Far Would You Go for a Good Deal?

Everyone is on the lookout for a good deal. A gazillion websites exist just to help us find the right item, in the right color, for a less expensive price – including free shipping. We are bombarded with ads and coupons just about everywhere...

Oh, the Humanity!

Have you ever experienced the blood-boiling irritation induced by people who refuse to own up to their wrongdoings, even after they've been caught red-handed? Take the recent case of a 29-year-old Ohio man, who, after a three-year stint illegally collecting food stamps, blamed his...

Phony Baloney

The federally funded Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program provides healthy foods, health care referrals and nutrition education to at-risk low-income pregnant and postpartum women and infants and children up to age five. Eligible beneficiaries receive food vouchers that can be exchanged for nutritious...

Fish Story

You’ve probably heard stories about the “one” that got away. (They always tend to be described as some monstrosity that has never been seen before.) The owner of a fish market in northeast Rochester, New York tried to get away with a monstrous $1.4...

Nailed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service provides explicit instructions on what Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can and cannot buy. The idea behind the government-funded program is to provide beneficiaries with money to purchase items including bread, cereal, fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry,...

Is It Really Over?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) fraud a.k.a. food stamp fraud will never end until government program beneficiaries stop trading in their benefits to fraudulent store owners, looking to make a quick buck. An article posted on TurnTo10.com states that a two-year investigation into food...

Bagging Fraud

A Parkland business owner has been convicted of food stamp fraud after an investigation involving undercover agents from the Department of Agriculture and FBI. Elias Estephane, who owned two specialty meat stores, faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $10,000,

What a Rip-off

There is no shortage of fraudsters trying to rip off government benefits programs. Add in a natural disaster and the number of criminals lining up to take what is not theirs gets even longer. An article published in Convenience Store and Fuel News reports...

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...
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