Monday, August 25, 2014

Government Reports Food Stamp Fraud Rampant

Americans receiving food stamps were caught selling and bartering their benefits online for art, housing and cash, according to a new federal report that investigates fraud in the nation’s largest nutrition support program.

(Fox News) Complicating the situation is the fact states around the country are having trouble tracking and prosecuting the crimes because their enforcement budgets have been slashed despite the rapidly-rising number of food stamp recipients, according to the Government Accountability Office report.

Under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, 47 million people have been awarded $76 billion in benefits. State agencies are responsible for addressing SNAP recipient fraud under the guidance and monitoring of the Food and Nutrition Service.

“Such rapid program growth can increase the potential for fraud unless appropriate agency controls are in place to help minimize these risks,” the investigators said in their report.

The GAO report resulted from a review of 11 state and federal efforts to fight food stamp fraud, effectiveness of certain fraud detection tools and how FNS oversees state anti-fraud efforts.

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  1. This has been going on for years. What does the government think is happening with all of those "free" cell phones? These are being traded for drugs, being sold for money to buy drugs, etc. Why is it everyone knows about the fraud but the government? Even an elementary student can tell the government what's going on.

    Doesn't anyone have any common sense anymore? Are our government officials that ignorant?

  2. When object is to buy votes & bankrupt the country, what else do you expect.

  3. As one learned in mathematics, I propose the equation: GFSF'=GVF', where G is Government; F is food; S is stamp; F' is fraud; and V is voter.

  4. Stop Fraud, Waste, and Abuse and put these pricks in jail!


Posted By: Chris Carmouche