Liberals love welfare programs to control the voting populace. Free stuff gets the vote so that works for them. The problem is, nothing is for free and somebody else is paying for them. But, luckily the end is near!
More than 1.1 million Americans dropped off the food stamp rolls since President Trump took office in January 2017. To most Americans that was good news, but not for all!
Ibeth Cano, 53, and Guillermina Coronado Miranda, 44, were charged Friday in Pierce County Superior Court and are scheduled to be arraigned September 8, the News Tribune reported.
Cano was charged with leading organized crime, first-degree theft, unlawful trafficking in food stamps, and three counts of witness tampering.
Miranda was charged with unlawful trafficking in food stamps and first-degree theft.
Investigators from the state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) noticed some red flags in the way the pair conducted business at their convenience store, Carniceria Apatzingan, in Tacoma in July 2015.
The convenience store had multiple EBT card transactions of $1,000 or more on the books and “transactions staggered within a 24-hour period that nearly drained accounts within days of them receiving deposits.”
People who reported to DSHS that they were homeless reportedly conducted 25 percent of the transactions, with many of those transactions ending in even dollar amounts.
Investigators also found that two neighboring convenience stores reported EBT transactions with drastically different amounts and at a much different frequency.
DSHS investigators determined that the store might be engaging in food stamp fraud and looped the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in on the investigation in June 2016.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shut down the convenience store’s listing with the agency’s Food and Nutrition Service of participating providers two months later but found that Carniceria Apatzingan already removed its listing. The sheriff’s office ended their investigation.
The sheriff’s office reopened the investigation after noticing that another store Cano and Miranda owned, Apatzingan Market, operated in Carniceria Apatzingan’s former location and recorded odd EBT transactions similar to the former store.
After investigators were issued a search warrant for the store on December 20, they interviewed Cano and Miranda, who both denied that any food stamp trafficking took place.
The only way investigators were able to make headway on the case was through interviewing seven of the 39 people who allegedly made fraudulent transactions at Apatzingan Market.
USDA investigators say the fraud cost taxpayers an estimated $215,000 between July 2015 and December 2016.
And that’s one incident….there are literally thousands of similar cases all over the country. Probably in every city.
It is probably as wide spread as voter fraud for the left.
I say If you have to WORK for WELFARE, why should you not have to WORK to earn FOOD STAMPS ??? Would be a great incentive and reduce the fraud as a cost cutting measure to benefit the misappropriation of allocated monies to fund this farce of a benefit.
What do you think?
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