Food Stamp Fraud

By: AP
By: AP

A Detroit market and three people have been charged in a scheme to milk the food-stamp program.
Attorney General Bill Schuette says informants were sent into Randy's Market after authorities noticed unusually high food-stamp redemptions. The store is accused of giving cash to people in exchange for more valuable swipes of their electronic card.
Schuette says fraud exceeded $100,000 over a one-year period. A man who answered the phone Tuesday at Randy's Market said he didn't know anything about the case.
The attorney general's office says monthly food-stamp redemptions at Randy's were more than 300 percent higher than similar stores in the area.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    There is fraud all over in many things.I feel it is stupid to assume so many are doing it.Was it alright when medicare was frauded by the millions by doctor offices ????Is it cool for people to go to charities & give a sob story & take clothing & items to just sell in a business as a yard sale.Keeps many real poor from having but it happens.Even free to all & free stores are getting them type of people.Most all are totally honest out there & spend their food cards wisely.Many do not get that much.The older people & disabled seen to be left out.Look at the prices of food going up ! wow.Prices of utilities and many products out there.Putting more in the poor lane of life.Are food cards amounts going up or the guidelines to get help being changed so more can get the help.Heck NO.So many better off see a report like this and ASSUME so much.That's not the best thing people can do.Don't let a few bad apples spoil the whole amounts.Get rid of those so called apples so those doing right can have what's needed.
  • by Nicky on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:10 AM
    There is so much food stamp fraud, but does the government care, no. They sell there bridge card for who knows what, i've seen it happen.
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