Monday, June 18, 2018
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Thick as Thieves

The idiom ''thick as thieves'' refers to a group of people who are described as close friends. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' article tells about three women who were closer than friends – they were sisters who banded together as ''partners in crime.'' The...

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.

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...

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,

Just when you think you’ve pulled a fast one…SNAP!

It can be surprising to realize how easily multiple small thefts can add up. The Indianapolis Star Tribune details how an all-women crime ring in Indiana stole more than $100,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The connecting factor in the scheme was a...

The Game of Fraud

According to a recent article in The Baltimore Sun, food stamp fraud is big business in the Baltimore area. Unfortunately for the criminals participating in the wide-spread food stamp fraud scheme, law enforcement is ahead of their game. The article details the...

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...

Street Deals

The news is always littered with stories about street deals gone wrong? drugs, money and other sordid tales. What the news typically neglects to shed light upon is the world of food stamp fraud street deals. According to a KARE News article, drug deals...

Caught Red Handed…Twice

Did you ever watch cartoons growing up? For those of you who have (and maybe still do), I'm sure you remember the animated facial gestures the cartoon characters made when they were caught ''red-handed'' doing something they shouldn't have been doing. Their heads would...

Seattle Woman Living in Million Dollar Home Suspected of Receiving Welfare

When you hear about someone living on welfare, you don't expect to find out that she lives in a million dollar home – especially if the welfare she is receiving includes housing assistance. But that's allegedly what happened here according to a recent blog...
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