Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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...

No Fair

Listen to this Story The words ''no fair'' are usually uttered by people who don't get what they want. (These words, which are usually associated with whiny kids, have also been known to come from the lips of criminals...

Fueling Fraud

Criminals commit fraudulent acts for all sorts of reasons. They may be under financial pressure, need to support an addictive habit or just because they can. A story posted on Syracuse.com tells the story of the widow of a murdered pizzeria owner and an...

Dying to Defraud

When expressing that you are ''dying'' or ''hungry'' to do or have something, it means that you are extremely eager. An article posted on WFAA.com tells about a former mortuary owner who committed food stamp fraud by lying on her benefits application. (She was...

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...

Family-run Fraud

A father, his three sons and their alleged conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud are the subject of today's ''Fraud of the Day.'' An article in The Times of Northwest Indiana states that the family of four was indicted for their purported roles...

Hungry for Fraud

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the annual expenditure for food by a single consumer was approximately $3,900. The Democrat & Chronicle describes the story of a grocery store operator who received nearly twice that amount in food stamp...

Grocery List

Do you make a grocery list before you head to the store? What's your sorting method? Perhaps you like to hit the produce section first, make your way to the chips aisle and finish up in dairy and meat. Everyone has their method; fraudsters,...

In the Business of Food (Stamps)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, exists for one reason? to help those in need afford the ever-rising price of groceries. And who needs help affording groceries more than grocery stores themselves? At least that was the theory behind...

Five Very Hungry People

You've heard of hot dog eating contests, or pie-eating contests, or contests that test a contestant's abilities to consume unfathomable quantities of pizza – but what about $6 million worth? Impossible, you say? Not according to the state of Georgia, which as WTOC reports...
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