If you recall several years ago when food stamps were still handed out as “coupons”, many drug dealers around the country were caught holding those coupons. Addicts were using the stamps to fund the drugs they needed. Those days are gone. Now recipients of food stamps get what looks like a “debit” card; but that doesn’t stop the fraud; it’s still around and still able to flourish like poppies in a vacant field any place in the country.
Who Are Able To Get Food Stamps?
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 35 million are currently on the dole to receive assistance. And if you’re interested in statistics, the cost for this program is over $4.5 billion (that’s a B) each month.
Crime And No Punishment!
People in this country generously receiving food stamps have been caught stealing, selling and even bartering their benefits online for all takers, in exchange for cash, housing, drugs and even pieces of “art”. However, that’s not the biggest problem about food stamps. Complicating the situation around the country is law enforcement having the ability to track and prosecuting these crimes mostly due to government budgets being drastically cut.
Note: Being involved in food stamp fraud is a serious matter. Many are not aware or don’t understand the legalities and ramifications that go along with food stamp fraud.
Ergo, if any person has knowledge of food stamp fraud or if you are a retail owner needing assistance, an experienced food stamp fraud attorney should be contacted forthwith. Contacting an attorney for aid in this type of fraud is available online.