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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Millionaires, Drug Dealers And Senators Caught Using Food Stamps Illegally This Year

What do an Iranian millionaire, a state senator, a drug dealer and a polygamist have in common? They all face charges of misusing food stamps this year.

Around 44 million people received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also called food stamps, in 2016. The whole program cost about $70 billion.

Only one cent of each dollar is spent fraudulently, according to the most recent available data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA), which manages the program. Still, that’s about $700 million dollars of federal taxpayer money that was likely wasted this past year.

Here are few of the strangest cases of food stamp fraud in 2016.



Anonymous said...

All because of the foundations they set up.

Anonymous said...

List of names, city, locations where usage took place would be a nice humiliation penalty!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah don't forget about the lovely ladies in delaware that worked for Social Services and stole!

Anonymous said...

More power to them. I would just as well see them steal as the other 90% at the trough that aren't eligible. Go reap the fruits of us tax paying workers and enjoy.