Skip to comments.9 charged in $3M dollar food stamp fraud case
Posted on 09/09/2013 10:04:18 AM PDT by kevcol
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) Food stamp fraud is a significant problem in Rhode Island.
That was the message U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha sent Thursday when he announced that nine people are facing criminal charges for allegedly defrauding the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program out of more than $3 million.
During a two-year undercover investigation, Neronha said eight Rhode Island residents and one New York man were found to be illegally allowing food stamp recipients to use their EBT cards to obtain cash in exchange for a large surcharge at five Providence convenience stores.
Six people were charged by way of indictment, including Mustafa Al Kabouni, 52, Cranston; Mohamad Barbour, 53, North Providence; Mohamad Amir Al Kabouni, 43; Mohamad Eid Al Kabouni, 22, Cranston; Amir Rasheed, 33, Flushing, NY; and Karuna Mehta, 43, North Smithfield.
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“As of July, there were 101,070 households in Rhode Island receiving SNAP benefits,..... And according to the US Census Bureau, there are 410,475 total households in Rhode island.”
The Obama Economy is going GREAT!!!
(And if you dare to think it isn’t, YOU ARE A RACIST!!)
And the other "56" 0bama states too.
So why didn’t they charge the EBT recipients who were illegally using their cards to get cash?
Bread and water for 10 years would be a good sentence (along with restitution of course).
I’d be willing to provide them with a bacon fat spread on Sundays.
"Mustafa Al Kabouni, 52, Cranston; Mohamad Barbour, 53, North Providence; Mohamad Amir Al Kabouni, 43; Mohamad Eid Al Kabouni, 22, Cranston; Amir Rasheed, 33, Flushing, NY; and Karuna Mehta, 43, North Smithfield."
Either the Food Stamp bureaucracy in RI has risk analysis controls so astonishing that top Wall Street firms should be consulting with them....
Or, they need to stop playing penny-ante and look for some bigger fish higher up on the food chain.
Looks like they are Somali and Pakistan muzzies, not Afro-posers.
Follow the money .. it has to be going somewhere !
Even if they are laundering the money for someone else .
Right ! Afro-posers getelection ballots
and the "Just-US" Dept. won't prosecute the " US " !
Selective Prosecution , selective persuction , selective enforcement .
Our Government has become to big to police itself and needs to be taken down to size
and put into their place. Nobody has the BALLS to do this who currently serve. Maybe a couple.
The rag heads will destroy us using our own government to collapse the economy.
That is the head muslim’s plan (well not really his, he stole it from Cloward & Piven).
Using the C&P strategy, they can destroy us without firing a shot or beheading anyone. That will come after they take over.
My mom worked at DHS for a number of years. She's more conservative than I am, so it's worth noting that they gave her a caseload of some of the tougher cases.
At any one time, she was carrying 400-600. She used to figure that 75% of them were gaming the system to one degree or another. Problem was that management WANTED clients (more clients = more 'helping' (read: power) = more money). So, there wasn't any interest in stopping the fraud.
Though, she did take real pleasure in catching her clients "double dipping" - collecting benefits AND working. Happened a couple of times a month. It was a no-no even the top brass disapproved of. She said that the double-dipping clients were always so amazed to see her, like she'd never show up at a local retailer, or a grocery store, or a restaurant, etc etc etc. I guess in their little world, she always sat in her office, behind her desk.
She tells the story of one young, naive, smart auditor who used check up on clients by looking in the parking lot for those who were driving Cadillacs, BMWs, Mercedes, etc. He was quickly gotten rid of.
Your tax $$$$ at work.
I do some work with an audit firm.
One of the salesweasels told me a story about a company that was taking the government off for millions of dollars. The only reason they were caught was that they got greedy - instead of billing $9,000 for a worthless service, they started billing $996,000, trying to make the big score.
If they had stayed at that 9K per fraud, with a handful of attempts per week, they'd have slipped through the controls, collected millions, and no one would have been the wiser.
How often does this happen, I wonder?