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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 ChrisL View Post
    I really don't think that beating him up would solve any of your or his problems anyway and would just make matters worse. Then YOU might be the one going to jail.

    What kind of a neanderthal suggests beatings to solve problems?

    Violence should only be used in defense. Period.

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

    I wouldn't turn a family member in for anything that was not a direct threat to other peoples lives and well being.

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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.
    Of course you should turn them in as soon as possible. If not then you become another part of the problem, just another taker...
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I really don't think that beating him up would solve any of your or his problems anyway and would just make matters worse. Then YOU might be the one going to jail.
    Thank you, I agree.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What kind of a neanderthal suggests beatings to solve problems?

    Violence should only be used in defense. Period.
    Although it might be tempting at times to give maybe just an open-handed slap to say, "what's WRONG with you?!" and "Wake UP!" J/K.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I'd let it go and focus instead on greater injustices. This stuff is small time.
    I think I am going to turn in the store. Welfare fraud is not small time when you consider how much of this goes on across the country. And If they shut the store down my brother may consider buying groceries with his SNAP card, but probably not.
    Last edited by SgtRock; 02-23-14 at 01:56 PM.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think that would be 'ignorance of the law' which isn't considered a valid excuse in MOST instances.
    But in fraud cases it is. You have to knowingly do it. Only the retailer knows the rules.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    But in fraud cases it is. You have to knowingly do it. Only the retailer knows the rules.
    That is not true. Individuals are busted for fraud all the time. It doesn't really matter if they say "oh, I didn't know." You sign a CONTRACT to receive state benefits that YOU are responsible to read and understand.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    But in fraud cases it is. You have to knowingly do it. Only the retailer knows the rules.
    Are you aware that just not reporting income is considered "welfare fraud?" They don't care if you say "you didn't know." Ignorance of the law is NOT an excuse, especially when you are an adult and have signed the necessary paperwork and agreements to receive such benefits.

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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.

    It doesn't look like you mention whether or not they qualify for the program. Do they qualify? If they in fact are not working or have so little income that they legitimately quality I say if they chose beer and cigarettes over food, while not a wise choice, it is theirs to make.
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