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  • Turn in my brother and his sons.

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  • Turn in my brother, his sons, and store

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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 Captain America View Post
    Thank you. Very good points.

    I am not someone who puts a lot of faith in religion. But I am a spiritual person, nonetheless.

    And, I can say without a doubt that, in my years of working with patients dealing in substance abuse, that faith has served them better than any medication or professional counciling or program we ever offered them. The best results I have ever witnessed occurred under the guise of religion/God/Jesus/<fill-in-the blank diety here> .
    I don't consider myself "religious" either, but I do know that religion works for some people. I agree, sometimes for people who feel like they have nothing and no one, having a special relationship with "God" can really help them.

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

    Deja vu

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm support many additional restrictions. Starting with no soda and candy.
    agreed,
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I still think he should have a heart to heart with him.
    I did before I left to come back home. My brother asked me if I was going to turn him in. I told him I wouldn't but I also told him why I disapproved.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    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.

    3) Both the store and the people are committing fraud.

    You know, that's how the law looks at it.

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

    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Blood is thicker than water - family always comes first.

    Always - no questions asked.
    That's the silliest thing I've ever heard. It's a bull**** lie.

    Always?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's so not true. Police departments have units that constantly bust such places around here.
    ya ya. am familiar with sting operations - someone has to report it, and there is usually an investigation, then the undercover buy... so report it. Least that is what I would do.

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

    If you came to DP to ask for advice on how to deal with your relations...

    you've come to the wrong place.

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

    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.

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