Skip to comments.Cleveland Men Indicted For $780,000 in Food Stamp Fraud
Posted on 08/21/2013 10:02:24 AM PDT by kevcol
In addition to illegally trafficking in food stamps for years, Mohammads store operated illegally after the secretary of state canceled its business license in 2009 because of Mohammads failure to pay the businesss taxes.
Store manager Ahmad Damra and clerk Mahmoud Jamil Damrah allegedly helped Mohammad defraud the SNAP and WIC programs for a total of approximately $780,710.
Court records allege that the store traded customers WIC checks for a cash, allowing customers circumvent program restrictions on using taxpayer funding to purchase products such as beer and cigarettes.
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I’d love to know what percent of federal spending on social programs covers waste, fraud and abuse. I bet it’s higher than anyone can even reasonably guess.
don’t forget overhead of at least 50% to pay for the massive bureaucracy
Ah, but what percentage goes to groups who heavily support Obama? Priceless.
Filthy losers living off my dime.
Gotta keep the sleeper cells well fed and in good shape.
Maybe he felt ‘disses’ by some white customer and all this corruption isn’t his fault.... ever think of it that way?
Just the beginning
Id love to know what percent of federal spending on social programs covers waste, fraud and abuse. I bet its higher than anyone can even reasonably guess.
History will tell the truth. It's going to be sickening.
NY POST---Food-stamp fraud has turned into foreign aid to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.... welfare recipients buy food with EBT cards and ship it to relatives. But not to starving children.
The NY Post found people hawking barrels of American products on Dominican streets. Its a really easy way to make money, and it doesnt cost me anything, a seller said.
She also vends EBT goods out of her Dominican home I know a lot of people are doing it, she said. The 47-year-old Bronx native in the Dominican Republic said she regularly gets barrels from her sister, who buys at Western Beef on Prospect Ave near East 165th St in Foxhurst.
The EBT scammer pays $75 per barrel through Mott Havens Luciano Shipping.
A Dominican Republic man sells a barrel shipped from NYC, stuffed with EBT food part of a thriving black market. / Pic by Jose Ernesto Devarez
And the food-stamp fraud doesnt stop there......Bronx grocers ring up bogus $250 transactions with EBT cards and hand cardholders her $200 cash (grocers pocket the rest). No goods are exchanged.
Cardholder sends the money to Santiago when shes not spending it on liquor or other nonfood items. We do it all the time, and a lot of people do this, Maria-Teresa said. Its a way of laundering money, but its easier because its free.
Jean, another public-assistance cheat in Santiago, told The Post he has peddled welfare food in Santiago since getting deported from New York in 2010. A thirty-something Haitian national, he said his sister in Queens uses her EBT card to purchase food before shipping it to him from Long Island City.
Every other month, I receive the barrels from my sister in New York City, he told The Post. Whatever I dont need, I sell. My sister uses food stamps to buy most of the things she sends me, Jean added. He says the barrels are filled with cereal, baby formula, juices, olive oil and canned soup.
He said his sister uses Long Island Citys Santiago Cargo Express, where barrels full of food cost $100 to ship to the DR. When The Post found Jean, he was lugging an empty barrel down the street and hoping to sell it to a friend for $35. Many Dominicans then use the containers to store water for their homes. email@example.com
Pioneer Supermarket, Brooklyn, sells plastic barrels
used to ship EBT foods to family members
to sell in the Dominican Republic. / pic by J.C. Rice