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 multiple counts of “engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity” in connection with a case involving $2.2 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud that allegedly took place at an Akron, Ohio-area Dairy Mart.  (Officials think there is only 1% fraud in each state’s SNAP program, but how do I keep finding these multi-million dollar frauds arrests with so little SNAP fraud going on?)

The article reports that the store was allegedly the scene of SNAP benefit fraud (aka food stamp fraud) that occurred over a three-year timeframe.  The four defendants aren’t the only ones on the hook.  The Dairy Mart faces 20 administrative citations – including illegal use of electronic benefits transfer (EBT), trafficking in EBT and theft offenses, drug sales and paraphernalia possession – that were filed as a result of a search warrant that was executed in September.  (That’s good news, but when will the taxpayers get their money?)

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 multiple counts of “engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity” in connection with a case involving $2.2 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud that allegedly took place at an Akron, Ohio-area Dairy Mart.  (Officials think there is only 1% fraud in each state’s SNAP program, but how do I keep finding these multi-million dollar frauds arrests with so little SNAP fraud going on?)

The article reports that the store was allegedly the scene of SNAP benefit fraud (aka food stamp fraud) that occurred over a three-year timeframe.  The four defendants aren’t the only ones on the hook.  The Dairy Mart faces 20 administrative citations – including illegal use of electronic benefits transfer (EBT), trafficking in EBT and theft offenses, drug sales and paraphernalia possession – that were filed as a result of a search warrant that was executed in September.  (That’s good news, but when will the taxpayers get their money?

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