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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Turn in the store, they shouldn't be taking food stamps. I don't think it would be unreasonable to report your brother too, but personally I would report the store first.
    Once again, doing one is doing the other. Best to treat it like one would a family alcoholic. Love em but refuse support their behavior, make that clear.

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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.
    I would not do anything unless I had proof, actually witnessed the illegal transaction. People brag about stuff that isn't true all the time. It's possible that your brother had cash and lied to you.


    Remember. Everything is computerized these days. It's highly unlikely that beer and cigs, both highly taxed items, were rang up as food.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm suggesting mind your own business.
    I am minding my business. This became my business when I purchased groceries for my brother then he bought beer and smokes with his food stamp. Do you approve of people using your tax dollars to buy beer anew cigaretts?

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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.
    now it was a very STUPID choice to get those items when he need food but im curious
    what fraud did your brother commit?
    what fraud did his sons commit?
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    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."
    On one hand, one extreme, if you will, he can turn in his family, risking driving a wedge between themselves.

    On the other hand...the opposite extreme, he can do nothing, which would sit heavy with him.

    And in the MIDDLE of those two choices...turn in the store, retaining his relationship with his family while preventing them from committing further fraud.

    This should have been QUITE clear in light of my post IMMEDIATELY prior to this one.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    now it was a very STUPID choice to get those items when he need food but im curious
    what fraud did your brother commit?
    what fraud did his sons commit?
    I think the issue is that they did not use the food stamps for food but for beer and cigs
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Help your brother and his sons find full time jobs. Then they can buy their own groceries, beer and smokes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I think the issue is that they did not use the food stamps for food but for beer and cigs
    well that is retarded and a dick move and i get that part but i dont see the factual fraud on the dads or kids part.

    I just see the dad being an irresponsible assclown.

    now if the store in fact broke the law then it should be turned in
    if it didnt break the law, the laws need changed
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I think the issue is that they did not use the food stamps for food but for beer and cigs



    I hate it when other people have fun and enjoy their vices. I just lie awake at night worrying that someone, somewhere, is enjoying a beer and a smoke, and it just pisses me off.






    In other words... frack it. If they want to buy beer and smokes instead of food, their problem. They have only so much food stamp allowance; if they prefer to drink some of it, I really don't care much.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    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.
    Best answer. It's family, so you cut them some slack. At the same time your word matters and you should let them know that you don't approve and that you will not enable the behavior. If family can't set them straight it isn't going to happen.










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