I am from Baltimore and this crime comes as no surprise to me. My city has been in trouble for decades, but the liberal wheels keep turning. Democrats run the city, the state is a taken for granted Democratic state, and we are an amnesty state, thanks to Hilary’s puppy dog, former Governor Martin O’Malley.
This massive food stamp fraud case now has national attention and Baltimore has another black eye. This is what happens when you assume everyone has good intentions in spite of evidence to the contrary, no matter what race, religion or status they are. The whole world (outside of our government) has figured out America is there for the taking.
From American Lookout:
More than a dozen retail store operators in and around Baltimore have been charged in connection to a huge food stamp and wire fraud scheme.
The indictments allege the retailers received more than $16 million in federal payments for transactions in which they did not provide any food, a fraud scheme commonly known as “food stamp trafficking.”
Retailers must apply to and be approved by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to participate in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, which helps low-income families afford nutritious foods.
In Maryland, the program provides eligible individuals with an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, which operates like a debit card. Authorized retailers use a terminal that checks the card information and deducts the cash value of the purchase from the SNAP balance.
SNAP reimbursements are paid to retailers through electronic funds transfers. Retailers bill the government in return for providing approved food items to customers.
The indictments allege that the defendants illegally exchanged EBT benefits for cash, instead. To avoid detection, they debited the funds from the card in multiple transactions over a period of hours or days, or called a different store where the transaction was processed manually, the Department of Justice says.
Food stamp fraud has always been an issue but has really taken off in the last eight years.
This makes my blood boil! This is why all government subsidizes need to be stopped for all people! Our system is broken, and I’m sure our “politicians” damn well know it! These people need to be made to pay every penny back then deport them and everyone that is related to them! They are getting rich off the American people and our corrupt government! Our veterans and senior citizens should come first!! I am so fed up with the corruption!!
Fraud in food stamps, fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, you name it, if it’s a government program, they are a huge fraud. That’s what happens when the government is so big; it can’t keep track of anything. Look at the VA mess, Post Office, on and on and on. And the jewel, the IRS. Our tax dollars are wasted. But, Hillary wants more, more, more.
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