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    The Free Lunch

    Zumba teacher going to jail for prostitution

    Apparently, welfare fraud is just too easy. Here is a business owner with a visible business and a lot of income from a hidden business and look:
    Her enterprise came to an abrupt halt on Valentine's Day 2012 when a police raid led to the seizure of detailed ledgers, client lists and other evidence indicating she routinely videotaped clients without their knowledge and kept detailed records indicating she made $150,000 over an 18-month period, while collecting more than $40,000 in public assistance.
    Really, shouldn't there be some investigation when people hop on the freebie train? This just doesn't make any sense. I'm all for helping those in genuine need but can't they at least try to limit the free lunch to, well, the actually hungry?

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    Re: The Free Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Zumba teacher going to jail for prostitution

    Apparently, welfare fraud is just too easy. Here is a business owner with a visible business and a lot of income from a hidden business and look:


    Really, shouldn't there be some investigation when people hop on the freebie train? This just doesn't make any sense. I'm all for helping those in genuine need but can't they at least try to limit the free lunch to, well, the actually hungry?
    Agreed. I hate stories like this as they are taking assistance away from people who actually need it.
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    Re: The Free Lunch

    ...and no punishment other than refunding the money. The 10 month sentence is for pimping, not the welfare fraud.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Agreed. I hate stories like this as they are taking assistance away from people who actually need it.

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    Re: The Free Lunch

    She's an amateur. Needs to move to the People's State of Taxachusetts and learn from the professionals! Although Beacon Hill does make it REALLY easy.

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    Re: The Free Lunch

    Please explain more for those of us not familiar with your contribution.




    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    She's an amateur. Needs to move to the People's State of Taxachusetts and learn from the professionals! Although Beacon Hill does make it REALLY easy.

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    Re: The Free Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    ...and no punishment other than refunding the money. The 10 month sentence is for pimping, not the welfare fraud.
    Because it costs more to imprison them, I suspect.

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    Re: The Free Lunch

    That could be said of every crime. Particularly drug crime. So, why is anything punishable by prison unless you believe the culprit will repeat their crimes?

    Unless false receipt of welfare becomes punishable, the people who need it will suffer not only financially, but humanistically. We look at welfare recipients as moochers instead of fellow citizens who need a helping hand because we've realized how many are simply getting free lunches. That's unfair and sad.

    I'm not proposing the death penalty but you should have at least some fear of fraudulently getting welfare instead of knowing they won't punish you.


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    Because it costs more to imprison them, I suspect.

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    Re: The Free Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    ...and no punishment other than refunding the money. The 10 month sentence is for pimping, not the welfare fraud.
    That seems to be untrue

    On Friday, the 30-year-old Wright was sentenced to 10 months in jail for 20 counts including prostitution, conspiracy, tax evasion and theft by deception.

    The scandal in the seaside town of Kennebunk, known for its sea captain's mansions, beaches and New England charm, became a sensation following reports that she had at least 150 clients, some of them prominent. So far, those who have been charged include a former mayor, a high school hockey coach, a minister, a lawyer and a firefighter.

    Wright was originally charged with 106 counts. All the counts in the agreement were misdemeanors, including three counts relating to welfare and tax fraud that were reduced from felonies.
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    Re: The Free Lunch

    I just can't trick you can I?

    So, how many months for pimping and tax evasion\ and how many months for welfare fraud did she get? What would the breakdown be. 20 minutes for the "theft by deception"?

    See what I mean?



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    That seems to be untrue

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    Re: The Free Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Please explain more for those of us not familiar with your contribution.
    Just an example of abuse of public assistance. That receipt is from a purchase with an EBT card (basically, a credit card because actual food stamps are too humiliating). The balance shows there is $7k left on the card.

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