Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fraudsters Go Unprosecuted, Costing Taxpayers Millions

All this talk about cutting budgets, but what about cutting the fraud? Let's take the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aka food stamps, as an example. The Washington Examiner recently reported the findings of the Heritage Foundation, which notes that for cases in 2011,...

Woman Convicted in Welfare Fraud Case

There are a lot of people out there who need welfare benefits. Most of those people follow the process and apply for the assistance they need by truthfully and accurately filling out the necessary applications. That was not the case, according to a recent...

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...

Kansas Cracks Down on Food Stamp Fraud

What would you do if you realized someone was stealing from you? You'd do something – take some action: get the police involved to catch the thief and hopefully recover what was stolen. You would expect accountability. That is what's happening in Kansas. The...

Five Very Hungry People

You've heard of hot dog eating contests, or pie-eating contests, or contests that test a contestant's abilities to consume unfathomable quantities of pizza – but what about $6 million worth? Impossible, you say? Not according to the state of Georgia, which as WTOC reports...

Prosecutor Cracks Down on Welfare Fraud

All too often people who are caught committing welfare fraud face few consequences – maybe they are assessed a small fine or do a short stint in jail. According to KBAK/KBFX's BakersfieldNow.com, at least one prosecutor is cracking down on welfare fraud—Kern County District...

$2.2 Million in Food Stamp Fraud at the Local Dairy Mart

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...

Five Sent to Prison for $500,000 Food Stamp Fraud at the General Store

The Grand Rapids Press recently reported James Taylor of Lansing, Michigan received a sentence of more than 15 years in federal prison for his part in a $500,000 food-stamp scheme. (And this is a program that claims to have ONLY one percent of fraud?) The...

Seattle Woman Gets 34 Months in Federal Prison for Food Stamp Fraud

A Seattle woman, who ran a Food Stamp fraud scheme from the sidewalk of Seattle's International District, was sentenced to34 months in prison and ordered to pay $200,000 when a jury found her guilty of three counts of wire fraud and nine counts of...

Food Stamp Fraud at the Local Gas Station

The Kingston Times reported that District Attorney, Holley Carnright, announced the indictment of gas station owner, Kanwarjit Singh, alleging that he and his clerks allowed customers to trade their food stamps for prohibited items like beer or cigarettes, or for cash, in exchange for...
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