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MASSIVE Food Stamp Fraud Operation Taken Down By Operation Stampede

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Low life thieves on welfare are completely abusing the system and stealing millions of taxpayer’s money.

The American welfare system was created to help struggling families put food on the table. Recently many complaints have been heard about the quality of the food available. In an effort to provide healthier food options to people with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) the government opened up the options by including farmers markets where families could get fresh produce.

Turns out that one of these markets located in Floride has been severely abusing this privilege. Using the EBT money to buy produce without actually selling any produce. Essentially the people working at the market and certain SNAP members are stealing the money to use for cash.

Via US Herald:

The political process usually begins with good intentions, in this particular instance those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as “food stamps” are allowed to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at open farmers’ markets…no doubt a good thing.

However both the welfare recipients and vendors in the Opa-Locka Hialeah Flea Market who were willing to swipe the EBT cards of the benefit recipients, for a cut of the cash, rather than actually selling any produce to the customer. The raid was the largest food stamp fraud bust in U.S. history.

The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, said Wednesday; “These retailers are flagrantly abusing the public trust by stealing millions of dollars from the federal food stamp program that is intended to provide low-income households with their needed basic provisions of food and nutrition,” However there wouldn’t be abuse of the system, if welfare receipts didn’t sell their benefits in the first place.

Earlier this week, 22 people were charged with 15 arrested in relation cases of known food stamp fraud costing taxpayers $2.4 million, with an additional 13 million traced in questionable EBT card transactions in South Florida.

Watch the LIVE raid here:

No wonder the American economy is struggling. Low life criminals somehow manage to be approved for government assistance. Flawed system!

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6 Comments

  1. SIMPLEMAN1776

    March 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Peanuts compared to the waste and fraud in government…

    http://buckeyefireandsafety.com/

    • Robin

      March 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Both things need to be stopped. Two wrongs really don’t make a right… but three lefts do.

    • Maggie

      March 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      — USED TO BE>> but not with Trump he is clearing out the waste

  2. Mary A Noriega

    March 21, 2017 at 8:23 am

    How about $ 97.00 for Prime Rib at Costco using the SNAP Card… Anyone can be a COSTCO Member. When we joined
    you needed a business license to prove you were worthy and had means to belong. This was 1992. Can’t believe I am still a member. My blood boils when I see what these SNAP people have in their cart. Free high end food.

    • Joyce

      March 24, 2017 at 3:07 am

      Our Costco does not allow SNAP cards to be used. Won’t take them.

  3. Mary A Noriega

    March 26, 2017 at 6:24 am

    The one in Phoenix,Az does they for about 2 years..I was told by one of the Manager’s that the President of COSTCO approved this..If one takes the SNAP all do. Call COSTCO Customer Service if you don’t believe me. Are you even a member?

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