Thursday, August 11, 2022

Following the Fraud Crowd

One of the most common food stamp fraud schemes involves retailers who conduct fraudulent transactions with food stamp beneficiaries through their electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. A Jacksonville, Florida couple followed the food stamp fraud crowd and masterminded a $257,000 scam through two convenience...

Brainwashed

Brainwashing is basically extreme emotional manipulation that makes logical thinking difficult. (Although cults are most frequently associated with brainwashing techniques, advertisers, news media and political parties have also been known to use the subtle method to control a particular outcome.)  A Cleveland, Ohio social...

$5,000 Will Cost You

Would you be willing to serve up to 20 years in prison and pay a fine of $250,000 in exchange for illegally obtaining $5,000 in government benefits you didn’t deserve? It seems like a pretty high price to pay for a relatively small sum...

Using Groceries for Personal Gain

Russel Leroy Dotson, Jr., 63, of Jacksonville, Fla., and his wife, Maria Luisa Dotson, 66, have been sentenced after conspiring to commit wire fraud against the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Dotson couple owned two Asmarina Food Mart locations in...

Scapegoat

A food stamp fraud scheme involving a specialty food shop located in the Findlay Market area of Cincinnati is the focus of today’s fraud article. A couple, who owned the establishment, is charged with carrying out the $3.4 million heist with the assistance of another family...

Shortcut to Temporary Success

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Waterbury grocery store worker sentenced in Food Stamp fraud” posted on WTNH.com. A Waterbury man was sentenced Thursday in Hartford to 30 months in prison for defrauding the federal stamp program.

Squaring Up

The term “double-crosser” refers to someone who does something different from what they promised. Today’s fraudster agreed to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as a retail provider, but didn’t abide by the government program’s rules. He double-crossed the government twice and...

What’s the Message Getting Through?

 Because Guam – a Micronesian island located in the Pacific Ocean – is a territory of the United States, its citizens are eligible to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), which...

Irregularities

Irregularities are usually not a good thing. The D.C. Department of Human Services discovered some irregularities in welfare payments and reported their findings to the D.C. inspector general’s office. An in-depth investigation revealed that a Washington, D.C. public servant committed food stamp fraud by...

Blatant Disregard

Sometimes welfare recipients unintentionally make mistakes on their applications for government benefits. Today’s fraudster, a York, Pennsylvania man, intentionally lied on multiple applications for Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. He committed Medicaid fraud and SNAP fraud when he blatantly disregarded the government’s rules. Read on...
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