As the administrative state within presidential administrations continue to grow in size and scope, the chances for fraud grows as well.
The more that the federal bureaucrats are involved in distributing Americans’ hard earned money, the higher the likelihood that someone will attempt to work the system to get more than what they are due.
We have heard of Social Security fraud and Medicare fraud, but this story about food stamp fraud is unbelievable.
From Freedom Daily:
Welfare fraud is a bigger problem than liberals want you to believe.
Food Stamp benefits costed $74.1 billion in 2014 and supplied roughly 46.5 million Americans with benefits, which comes out to an average of $125.35 for each person per month in food assistance. Even a fraud rate of under 5% amounts to billions in wasted funds. The most popular method of food stamp fraud isn’t fraudulently claiming benefits, it’s recipients trading in their cards for a fraction of their face value for cash…
In a recent story out of Baltimore, fourteen people were arrested in raids that related to a total of $16 million in food stamp fraud.
Via CBS Baltimore
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.”
As a result these transactions, they allegedly obtained more than $16,482,270 in EBT deposits for transactions in which food sales never occurred or were substantially inflated and split the proceeds with food stamp recipients…
Ten of the 14 are Muslim. Makes one wonder where those millions went. Did they send a portion to terror organizations? Things that make you go “hmmmm.”
Not only do we have to worry about the fact that our taxpayer money has gone down the drain, but where did that money go? Are we now all of a sudden funding a group that we are trying to eradicate? Heaven forbid!
Thankfully, these people have been caught and will be held accountable for their actions. Hopefully as Donald Trump shrinks the size of the federal government, there will be less of these stories going around the country.
Source: Freedom Daily