Theodore's World: Food Stamp Fraud Balloons To $750 Million Each Year

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April 03, 2013

Food Stamp Fraud Balloons To $750 Million Each Year

Food Stamp Fraud Balloons To $750 Million Each Year.....Cost of Food Stamp Fraud More Than Doubles In Three Years


In 2012, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said that food stamp fraud totals $750 million each year – a number that more than doubles the cost of trafficking reported in a 2006- 2008 USDA study.

Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, told the Huffington Post last year that food stamp fraud totals around $750 million each year.

The $750 million number is more than double the amount in total dollars of fraud detected annually in a 2006-2008 study on trafficking – a type of fraud that involves selling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to food retailers for cents on the dollar.

“This is $750 million that isn’t being used to provide food to individuals and families and that issue isn’t lost on us. We want to maintain the confidence of American taxpayers because everyone is challenged in this economy – the payers as well as the folks who are benefiting from the program,” Concannon said.

Wild Thing's comment.................

Democrats could care less about fraud, any kind of fraud.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 3, 2013 12:40 AM