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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 Cardinal View Post
    And how is SgtRock going to do that without sweeping up his family into the mix, oh Buddhist genius?
    By telling them he reported the store owner for defrauding tax payers? This doesn't exactly have to be clandestine, you know.
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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 ChrisL View Post
    I guess you have a point there. If he turns in the store, chances are the authorities will find out that his brother has been using his food stamps to purchase tobacco and alcohol at this store.

    Maybe that's Kevin's point though. Instead of just turning in your family, you turn in the store and inadvertently the family gets found out too?
    Yup. Unless my understanding of the law is lacking (and it very well might be) you'd need actual witnesses to point out that a wrongdoing occurred.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    So let's take stock of all of this... your online name is SgtRock. You present an online persona of assertion, even aggressive chin-out stance. But when it comes time to USE that in the real world scenario you ask about doing the limp willie snitch routine?

    My brother lived in my grandmother's house after she went to 'the Home'. He never paid the bills, did a lot of drinking and a few drugs. Power turned off, my wife and I lost the half beef in the freezer. I calmly asked him about it, noticed the smoked stained walls and crappy remelt candles and then just beat his ass. Not a real beat down, he is my brother, but until he couldn't stand. I then drug him outside, told him he needed to find a new place to live.

    Time to nut-up, family is family.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I think anyone would agree that a Baby Ruth is a pretty good outcome of being a pedantic twat.
    I want a baby Ruth right now.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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 KevinKohler View Post
    By telling them he reported the store owner for defrauding tax payers? This doesn't exactly have to be clandestine, you know.
    Okay. Next time your family does something illegal with another party, find a way to report that party to the cops without bringing your family into it. We're all waiting to hear how it turns out.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    He is my brother. My sister passed this month. Not mother or wife. Sorry this is a bit confussing. My sisters passing has been extremely difficult for all of us. My brother has been on food stamps for a long time. His boys are 19 and 22. The store not only commited fraud but aslo sold beer to a minor. Anyway, other than talking to my brother and his sons about this and expressing my disapointment, I have not done anything else at this point.
    Oh, lol, I completely misunderstood. I thought it was your brother and HIS wife with perhaps younger teen boys, so I guess that makes all of my posts on this topic null and void now. Sorry about the misunderstanding.

    What does your brother say when you talk with him? Is he resistant to your advice?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yup. Unless my understanding of the law is lacking (and it very well might be) you'd need actual witnesses to point out that a wrongdoing occurred.
    Well, I believe everything is done over the computer now, so the store would probably have a record of who bought what? Not sure.

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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.
    Man.... Suckage... Me...I don't think I would turn them in unless I had thought & prayed long and hard about it. You relationship with a lot more people than just ehm might change in ways unexpected. You'll have to decide for yourself the amount of association you would have with them, though. Being family shouldn't grant them "freebie" assaults on your sense of Justice.

    Best of luck.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How about trying to get the family some help first? I think that's a more middle of the road suggestion, although I would turn in the store too because what they are doing is illegal. You are not supposed to be able to buy tobacco and alcohol with food stamps as far as I know, but then these people will just turn around and sell their food stamps for half price in order to get their tobacco and alcohol because they are both quite addictive substances.
    Wasn't a poll option.


    But I agree. To a point. Know what'll help? Making it harder for them to get booze and smokes.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    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 KevinKohler View Post
    I want a baby Ruth right now.
    Me too.

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