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Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud

Recipe for Disaster

One of the most common forms of food stamp fraud usually involves an authorized retailer purchasing electronic benefit transfer (EBT) debit cards for about 50 cents on the dollar. An owner of a Chinatown bakery in Boston, Massachusetts cooked up a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Self-love abounds when it comes to fraudsters. True to form, today’s “Fraud of the Day” article readily demonstrates that an Enid, Oklahoma mom, whose last name was Good, put herself way ahead of the well-being of her children, especially her four-year-old daughter. The young...

Big or Small, This Hurts All

A Rock Hill, South Carolina woman, who masterminded a food stamp scam, stole more than $5 million from the government program over six years.

Hangry for Justice

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average cost of food for a family of four including one male adult, one female adult and two children between the ages of 6 and 11, is approximately $1,052.60 per month. Today’s fraudster committed 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,

Not So Quick and Easy

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Store owner sentenced to 15 months in prison for food stamp fraud” posted on BizTimes.com. One of three Milwaukee residents charged in a $1.2 million food stamp fraud scheme has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, according to federal court records.

Trust, But Verify

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a press release entitled, “Salinas woman guilty of welfare fraud,” published by The Californian. A Salinas woman defrauded $3,811 from the Monterey County Department of Social Services by using personal documents of a neighbor who was deported.


Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Grocery cashier pleads guilty to food stamp fraud in multi-million dollar scheme” published by Brooklyn Daily Eagle. A 46-year-old man who worked at his brother’s bodega in East New York pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars in a food-stamp scheme while he worked as a cashier.

Food Stamp Millionaire

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Judge finds Geauga County ‘food stamp millionaire’ guilty of welfare fraud” posted on WKYC.com. Prosecutors say they will seek jail time for a wealthy Geauga County man convicted of fraudulently obtaining food stamps and Medicaid for his suburban family.

Driven to Defraud

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Judge sentences Little Rock woman for defrauding assistance program for poor families” posted on arkansasonline.com. A 41-year-old Little Rock woman's 19-year criminal history weighed heavily against her Thursday at her sentencing for defrauding a government assistance program for poor families of about $250,000.
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