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What To Do If You Have Been Charged With Food Stamps Fraud

What To Do If You Have Been Charged With Food Stamps Fraud

According to the Palm Beach Post, an 18-month investigation called “Operation Easy Money,” concluded on Thursday with the arrests of 48 people, all food stamp recipients from Palm Beach County. Another 21 people are being targeted for this food stamp fraud, allegedly forging purchases and turning their food stamps into cash. Amos Rojas Jr., special agent in charge of the FDLE said that the recipients treated the benefits cards like a “personal bank account.” The money retrieved would be split in half, between the store owner and food stamps recipient. Perry Borman, regional director of the state Department of Children and Families, said the amount of food stamp money provided in Palm Beach County has increased 46 percent in the past year and currently totals $20 million. More than 81,000… […]

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