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

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    Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

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

    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
    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 affod 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.
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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 affod 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.
    Perhaps they don't have much because of their medical bills. Maybe you should offer to help them in any way that you can. I also imagine that they could be suffering from depression after the loss of the wife/mom. Sounds like a really sad situation all around to me.

    Help them in any way I possibly can would have been the poll choice for me, but that's not an option.

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

    I'd smack him upside the head.

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

    Why would you even consider ratting out your own brother/nephews? It's a tiny amount of fraud, not armed robbery.

    If you have to tattle tale about someone - rat out the store...not your own flesh and blood over some beer and cigarettes.

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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 affod 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.
    After you've cooled down, try and have a calm discussion with your brother. Tell him you didn't mind helping him out with the groceries, but it really bothers you that they would use their Food Stamps card for non-necessities. Tell him how you feel about it, without being judgmental.

    Hopefully, maybe he'll see the light of day about how he's using that card.....

    As to turning him in, well, if the program allows him to use his card for such products he's not actually committing fraud, just showing very poor judgment.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Force them to use their food stamps honestly and work to get off welfare or threaten to turn them in.
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    Re: Should I turn in my brother for food stamp fraud?

    Not cool, but no, you shouldn't turn them in. Make them enlist in the military at gun point.

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

    Rat out the store that fraudulently accepted EBT for booze and smokes.
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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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