Turn in my brother and his sons.
Turn in my brother, his sons, and store
Turn in the store
Do nothing at all.
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2 ways to look at this.
1) Your brother and his kids are committing fraud.
2) The store is actually the one committing fraud.
You either "rat" out your family or you rat out a store that has no ties to you.
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Last edited by SgtRock; 02-23-14 at 12:43 PM.
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OP: turn them in - WHY NOT?
Now - if it wasn't an 'ongoing thing' but just a temporary 'my wife died and everything fell apart' then I say no. But if they already knew this and clearly don't have their priorities straight them it's fraud and it's likely been going on for a while.
- But what's more fraudulent is them using it to buy BEER AND CIGARETTES. This is reflective of the store which is violating existing policy. You are not supposed to use foodstamps to buy liquor and sticks. No - no - no. The store is fleecing the system to stay in business and at the least THAT MUST be reported even if you DON'T report your family.
What if your brother is a serial killer and wants to use your back yard for disposal. "Yeah sure, Bob, whatever you want. Blood is thicker than water." (rollseyes)
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Honestly, I don't know what I'd do. I would feel TERRIBLE about turning in a family member, but at the same time I would know that this particular person's behavior seems a bit self-destructive, so am I doing him and the rest of my family any FAVORS by not turning him in?
Another thing that would bother me is that I know that sometimes, going through the legal system, with the expenses incurred, can oftentimes make a person's situation even worse, with the added stress and financial worries.
This is a really tough one IMO.