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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 a351 View Post
    Demand a portion of the funds received fraudulently in order to stay quiet

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    So what am I to do. Turn in my brother and his sons.
    All three are grown adults? Then no. Are any of these persons minors? Then hell no.

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

    I take it since they are living on beer and cigs that none of these kids are minors? If that is the case, tell them what they are doing is abhorrant and you'll have no further part in it. Tell them to give you a call when they get their act together, their priorities straight, but until then, they're on their own. Make it clear you are not available for bail money.

    You can still love them, but you don't have to participate in their road to ruin.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    As the Buddhists would say...sometimes the middle path is best.
    Thanks for the non-response. There is a way saying, "If you have nothing to say, then say nothing. It's a lot less ridiculous that way."

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

    Threaten to turn them in if they don't start using the service properly

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theaterofdreams View Post
    Threaten to turn them in if they don't start using the service properly
    Yeah. That will work. I take it that you don't know any smokers.

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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.
    Report the store that broke the law but don't be an ass to your inlaws.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    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.
    I really don't understand why you would turn in the store but not your family. That's such blatant hypocrisy but it is your choice to engage in such behavior.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    In my opinion turning in the store clerk is the only reasonable course of action. He/she is not supposed to accept food stamps for alcoholic beverages and/or cigarettes. It is out of line, breaking the law and evidently helping other people ruin their lives. Do the right thing.

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

    Consider that in the overall scheme of things, this is a rare, isolated action by your brother in a terrible, difficult time for him. The act was a minuscule transgression that means nothing. To even think that you are striking a blow at welfare fraud by turning in your own family is ludicrous.

    Also consider that your family, as you know it, will end forever if you turn them in. The consequences for your brother and his boys will be very severe and negatively change their lives for a long time to come. You will be blamed and will no longer be a part of your own family. You will be ostracized and hated and NEVER trusted or forgiven. Your mother and father would not have been proud of you.

    This is not a post about right or wrong, this is a post about weighing and considering consequences.

    DO NOT turn them in and never mention this again. If you have to do something, give them a smaller Christmas card next year. Be nice to those guys, they're all hurting, scowl at somebody else, your brother needs you to be his brother.

    Don't turn the store in either, my guess is that your brother really needed a drink and might even have been trying to show his boys that he could provide something and wasn't a total failure. That store probably did him a favor.
    Last edited by Ray410; 02-23-14 at 05:07 PM.

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