Thursday, November 15, 2018

Obama Targets SNAP Fraud

Picture all of the people in the state capitals of Michigan, Illinois, Connecticut, and Kansas – can you do that? That's Lansing, Springfield, Hartford, and Topeka. Okay, do you have them all in your head? (1,2,3....) Now, picture them hungry. ...

SNAP EBT Cards Used to Buy Cocaine and Alcohol

Republican State Representatives in Massachusetts are calling for changes in how the state manages its welfare system after a group of fraudsters (called grifters in the article) was charged with scamming thousands from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by fraudulently using Electronic Benefits...

Ex-Employee at Transitional Housing Facility Allegedly Defrauds the Mentally Ill

Just when you think people can't sink any lower, news of a new scheme comes to light. According to KHON2.com, this one allegedly took place in Hawaii at the Haleulu Pono facility, a transitional home for nearly 70 mentally ill residents. The article reported...

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...
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