Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud

Unredeeming Qualities

Redeeming qualities are those that tend to balance out other personal characteristics that are not so great. For instance, your spouse's lack of timeliness causes you to be late for just about every function you attend together; however, their ability to work a crowd...

‘Going Halfsies”

Remember your early years of work? Your student loans might have kicked in, and your paycheck was smaller than you hoped. You and your friends probably split the bill at lunch or dinner. A whole new generation refers to the act of splitting the...

The Fraud Bandwagon

It seems that food stamp fraud is a popular way to steal money from the government these days. (That being said, fraud is usually considered popular to criminals only until they are caught and prosecuted.) An article posted on NOLA.com details the methods of...

Vowing to Fraud

Upon getting married, couples have the option to write their own vows, or recite prewritten vows before the official ''I do.'? I've been to many weddings, and perhaps it's protocol to leave the next statement out, but never have I heard? ''I vow to...

Food Stamp ATM

Do you ever take for granted the convenience of an ATM? With one quick swipe of a card and by punching four digits, you have your bank at your disposal. A Pennsylvania fraudster picked up on this convenience and set up her own food...

Living the American Dream

Moving to America, opening your own store and making a profit seems to be the American dream, right? Who said you ever have to do it in the most lawful and moral way? In today's Fraud of the Day from Chicago Tribune, an Iraqi...

Making Excuses

In the criminal defense world, authorities hear all kinds of excuses for illegal behavior such as insanity, mental instability, drunkenness, duress, provocation, self defense or entrapment. In the world of food stamp fraud, a unique excuse was recently made by the owner of...

Keeping Options Open

If you say that you are ''keeping your options open,'' that generally means that you'll make a choice based on what is easiest or most enjoyable. For example, you can keep your options open when deciding on whether to take a day hike on...

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...

Confirming Suspicions

Massachusetts is reaping the rewards of taking steps to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse within the commonwealth's food benefit program. A story in The Boston Globe states that the success rate has increased due to quadrupling the number of investigators assigned...
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