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Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud

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...

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...

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...

You Can Defraud, But You Can’t Hide

Excerpt: Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a press release entitled, “Former HHSA Employee Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement and Welfare Fraud.” Today in Department 10 of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division, Judge Kathryn  Montejano sentenced Yvonne Hernandez, age 43, of Hanford, to four years in state prison for multiple financial crimes. On March 14, 2017, Hernandez pleaded guilty to 31 counts of embezzlement of public monies and 18 counts of welfare fraud....

Fueling Fraud

Criminals commit fraudulent acts for all sorts of reasons. They may be under financial pressure, need to support an addictive habit or just because they can. A story posted on Syracuse.com tells the story of the widow of a murdered pizzeria owner and an...

Bustling Business in Food Vans

Ever wonder what's really going on with food service vans? Some are like ice cream trucks for adults, with busy workers waiting by the side of the road for the truck to make its daily run. Then, there are others that are a bit...

Store Owner Arrested in Connection with Food Stamp Fraud Case

Many of us have pretty good lives. We have a home, and are able pay our mortgage every month; we have kids, and are able to help provide for them as they pursue an education; and from time to time, we splurge on...

The Convict That Rocks the Cradle

Being a parent is stressful enough; imagine finding out that you unwittingly left your kids in the care of a federal convict? Philly.com has the story of a middle-aged Philadelphia man who failed to include evidence of his criminal record when he applied for...

Pennsylvania Leads the Way in Busting Food Stamp Fraud

I'm in the business of hearing about fraud, reading about fraud and frankly...pulling my hair out about fraud, so it's always an exciting day when I hear about a victory against fraud. And, according to an article from The Mercury today is that...

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.
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