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  • Turn in my brother and his sons.

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Thread: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Hypocrisy is having different standards for an in group as opposed to an out group. In any case, that is the definition that captures the root of hypocritical feeling. Lying to yourself about the character of what you are doing because something is difficult is ultimately not a very good path. It is ALWAYS difficult to have standards of conduct. When would NOT being hypocritical ever be easy? As I already stated, I do understand the emotion, but a spade is still a spade.

    As to who is at fault for the turmoil... that would be the ones causing it. Namely, the ones breaking the law.
    This might all be true, but it doesn't change the facts that people are going to be more hesitant to turn in a person they love and care about than a complete stranger.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Chris, Chris, Chris -- you should know better than to say something like that!

    You've known me HOW long by now?
    Oh yeah, I forgot about you and CC.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    This might all be true, but it doesn't change the facts that people are going to be more hesitant to turn in a person they love and care about than a complete stranger.
    Indeed. And I acknowledged that in my first post.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    This...
    Called it.....Right!


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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Not so much mom and pop stores, they're generally saving for their child's college or retirement. It's the 'creepy dude' stores, with needles laying around and little baggies strewn throughout the parking lot and a dumpster that looks kinda like a studio apartment. Generally with a parking lot in the rear, high security fence and the smell of homeless people wafting about.

    Most towns have one here and there.
    We had quite a FEW stores like that in my old town of Taunton. There are stores that are like targets for robberies, and these same stores get robbed over and over again. There was also a murder outside of one convenience store in Taunton called "Grampies" where a person was stabbed to death. This place was ironically also one of the places busted for selling individual cigarettes to customers and minors. I tend to try to avoid those parts of town for obvious reasons.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    This...
    Except...

    No EBT program allows such. "If the program allows for these things" is absurd. So, not that.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Here is the situation. My brother and his sons live in another state. My sister passed away this month from lung cancer. I traveled there for the funeral and to visit. When I got there i found my brother and two of his sons had not eaten for two days. So i went out and picked up some burgers. After they had eaten I took my brother and his sons in my rental car, none of them have a car, to buy groceries which I gladly paid for. On the way back they asked me to stop at a store so i did. They came out with beer and cigaretts. Well needless to say i was pissed. I asked, how can you afford beer and cigaretts but can't afford food. My brother responded "the store accepted his food stamp card for beer and smokes, isn't that cool" I said hell no its not cool. My brother and his adult sons are on food stamps.
    So what am I to do. Turn in my brother and his sons.



    You should only rat them out if you can get a reward for doing this.

    If there's nothing in it for you, you should let it slide.

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yup. Unless my understanding of the law is lacking (and it very well might be) you'd need actual witnesses to point out that a wrongdoing occurred.
    I am a witness
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I am a witness
    You possess only hearsay. They may have been lying to you to avoid coming clean about cash on hand.

    Nonetheless, the police department will check it out (the store).

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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    I have noticed here lately that the EBT cards are accepted at gas stations, convenience stores, Family Dollar stores, even a restaurant or two and a lot more. Perhaps it is time to just limit the EBT card to grocery stores once again. There should be no way a liquor store or even a gas station should be able to accept these cards.

    As for turning in your brother, I would definitely turn in the liquor store. Your brother is why a lot of people think no one should be receiving food stamps.
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