Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud

Going Undercover to Uncover Fraud

It used to be that federal agencies left undercover work to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but now, estimates say that around 40 government agencies have their own staff to do the often dangerous job. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigative agent went...

What is SNAP Fraud?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible beneficiaries, is a prime target for criminals. This video describes how retailers and beneficiaries use SNAP to steal government benefits they do not deserve and suggests...

Unfair Welfare

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can't escape where you come from. You have to feel for the people from towns like Boring, Oregon or Hooker, Oklahoma. Places like that just come with a set of expectations. Take the woman...

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.

Unflattering Behavior

Impersonation can be amusing when a comedian imitates a public figure on a late night talk show. But, it becomes a serious matter when a person imitates someone else in order to commit a crime. NewsNet5.com reports that two brothers defrauded the Supplemental Nutrition...

Fish Fraud

With easy access to the Great Lakes, one would imagine the freshwater marine life in Michigan to be pretty tasty. But there's a catch (pun intended). According to NBCNews.com, three food vendors out of Flint, Michigan have been charged with food stamp...

Online Benefits

There are many advantages to online shopping. With a click of a button, traffic, long lines and big crowds at the mall disappear and a desired item is on its way to your house. Hard-to-find treasures can be discovered through online marketplaces...

Traffic Jam

Think fast. What do you think of when you hear the term? food stamps? Time's up. Did you imagine someone down on his or her luck without a job and trying to feed a family? Or...did you picture expensive, luxury cars? Somehow, it seems...

The Black Market of Food Stamps

You've heard of drug dealers and arms dealers, but what about food stamp dealers? It's hard to imagine that shady exchange in the alley being over something as innocuous as an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, but that's not far from the truth in...

Trafficking Stop

There is a serious black market for food stamps, and the government is even more serious about cracking down on food stamp trafficking. Cleveland.com has the story of a father-and-son team in Ohio, who illegally netted almost a million dollars by trading food stamps...
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