Food stamp fraud is running rampant! Is it that the feds are cutting down on it or is it that the immigrant population has grown so much and this is their way of gaming the system. Word has gotten out that American food stamps are easy to trade for money and that the punishment is usually not severe. We are a global magnet for immigrants who see our freebies as the best of the best. American people are being robbed by these people who commit this fraud. This is one entitlement program that needs to be overhauled!

Check out the cases below that happened just in the month of May alone:

TEXAS:

EL PASO, Texas  — An investigation into fraudulent food stamp use led to the arrest of 16 people (pictured above) in El Paso, Texas. Does anyone remember another huge bust recently that was all hispanics.
According to The Texas Department of Public Safety, the investigation focused on people and businesses who were involved in fraud and abuse of Lone Star Cards.
The following 16 El Pasoans were charged with unauthorized possession of food stamps and were arrested on Friday and Saturday.

Claudia Anguiano, Maria Arroyo,  Enrique Castaneda, Luz Garcia, Laura Ginez, Leah Grier, Sandra Ibarra, Annette Lerma, Rebecca Loya, Eva Martinez, Maria Martinez, Yoana Miranda, Eunice Montejano, Sheila Robles, Angelita Salazar, Severa Villagrana, 
The investigation consisted of local, state and federal agencies including DPS, U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Deportation Officers with the Enforcement and Removal Operations and the El Paso Police Department…Illegals?

CALIFORNIA:

SANTA ANA Federal agents descended on a convenience store Wednesday morning, May 3, with a search warrant in connection with what their agencies alleged was a $2 million food-stamp fraud.

Euclid Market, at Euclid Street and McFadden Avenue, and its father-daughter owners are the focus of an investigation that involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office and the Internal Revenue Service.

MARYLAND:

Baltimore man was ordered Friday to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution for illegally trafficking in food stamps.

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett also sentenced Mohammad Shafiq, 51, to almost four years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Shafiq’s sentencing was part of a series of prosecutions involving 14 Baltimore-area retailers who were indicted in August 2016 by a federal grand jury for food stamp and wire fraud.

The operators collectively obtained more than $16 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture by illegally trading food stamp benefits for cash, according to the indictment. Twelve of the fourteen charged defendants have pleaded guilty and two were sentenced this week.

MILWAUKEE:

A former Milwaukee Area restaurant owner is accused of spending thousands of dollars in food stamps that weren’t his. Albert Islami owned the Buca All Day Eatery & Grill… and is accused of using somebody else’s Food Stamp card to buy food to support the restaurant. A criminal complaint says they’d seen large purchases at a local wholesale club, and when investigators looked into it, found most food purchased appeared to be ingredients used in his restaurant. He’s facing five charges of unauthorized use of food stamps.

OHIO:

DAYTON — The owner of Fairborn’s Main Express Food Mart, his wife and another man have all been indicted on a federal charge of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud.

The conspiracy charge against George J. Daoud, 63, of Washington Twp., his wife Lama, 43, and Nicholas G. Butcher, 53, of Fairborn is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, who announced the indictments on Thursday.

George Daoud is also charged with

— 44 counts of wire fraud, each punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
— 46 counts of unauthorized possession of benefits, each punishable by up to five years in prison.

— one count of theft, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, for collecting two years of unemployment benefits while he was self-employed at the Main Express Market and claiming that he was unemployed.


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