Friday, December 14, 2018
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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.

Grocer Goes for the Green

Many small business owners who operate retail stores struggle to compete with large national chains. However, few try to get a leg up on their competition by committing fraud. The Herald nonetheless reports that a Washington state business owner did just that by paying...

The Biggest Offender

A day does not usually pass where you don't read about a long list of shady characters who were convicted of fraud against the government. (Try not to be too depressed. This means that more perpetrators are being caught and prosecuted every day.) Today...

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...

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...

Not Legit

Criminals take great effort to make their fraudulent activities look legitimate. An article in The Pittsburg Post-Gazette describes the case of a convenience store owner involved in a scheme to bilk the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) out of thousands of dollars from...

Home Is Where the Fraud Is

We've all heard the expression: ''home is where the heart is.'' For most of us, this sentiment rings true. A home provides a sense of security and shelter. But, times are tough, and not everyone is able to afford housing to meet these needs. That's...

California Student Football Players Accused of Fraud Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Fraud comes in all shapes and sizes and it also comes – as this story from the Associated Press illustrates – at varying degrees of athletic ability. At the heart of the story are ''as many as'' two dozen football players from Fresno...

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...

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...
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