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Dollar store owner admits to allowing more than $5 million in fraudulent food stamp purchases
The Star-Ledger ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Thomas Zambito

Posted on 09/12/2013 11:11:01 AM PDT by kevcol

NEWARK— The owner of four dollar stores in Essex and Union counties pleaded guilty today to defrauding the food stamp program out of $5 million by letting customers use the federal subsidy to pay for electronic devices and other non-food items, prosecutors say.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: corruption; ebt; foodstamps; foodstampsfraud; fraud; muslims; snap; welfare

Muhammed Farooq, 49, of Somerset, was charged
with money laundering for allegedly allowing more
than $5 million in fraudulent food stamp transactions
to go on at businesses he owned in Essex and Union
counties.

1 posted on 09/12/2013 11:11:01 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

I believe stories like this are legion across the US, screwing the taxpayers. As funds dry up, look for more to be nailed.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 11:14:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kevcol

Doesn’t sound like his stores are part of DOLLAR TREE.

I go to Dollar Tree because they seem to be pro-America culture, tend to have books written by Conservatives and great deals on Bibles and Christian books. Everything for a dollar!

http://www.dollartree.com/home.jsp


3 posted on 09/12/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: kevcol

Farooq? Didn’t a Farooq come over on the Mayflower?


4 posted on 09/12/2013 11:15:11 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: kevcol

Before I saw the name or face I guessed, “from Pakistan” but turns out he’s from Somerset. Bigotry will lead you into error every time.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 11:17:43 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: kevcol

I wonder what religion old Muhammed follows? Religion of Piece?


6 posted on 09/12/2013 11:18:47 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: tsowellfan

My son got a job at Dollar Tree unloading/handling freight. The manager hired him then went on vacation for 3 weeks. When she got back she fired him. He still hasn’t been paid.


7 posted on 09/12/2013 11:18:54 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Cowboy Bob
“Farooq? Didn’t a Farooq come over on the Mayflower?”

No his “ancestors” were part of the Indigeonous Muslims that were already here when the Pilgrims landed! Now he's “farooqing” our government, and by extension, us!

8 posted on 09/12/2013 11:20:37 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: kevcol

There are lots of ways to get away with this, as long as you don’t get too greedy.


9 posted on 09/12/2013 11:21:31 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: heartwood

I was watching a crime show and the guy had immigrated over here and opened a grocery store. The narrator said that a lot of people from ME come here to open a store or restraint because ‘America is so easy to rip off’.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 11:22:48 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Repeal The 17th
There are lots of ways to get away with this, as long as you don’t get too greedy.

How much have you made?

11 posted on 09/12/2013 11:25:47 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: tsowellfan

I live in a city that has $1 Stores all over it, in every ghetto little mall strip in town. They are all just independent stores that I am sure were opened up with minority taxpayer paid loans because every one of them is owned by middle easterners of some kind.
None of them are associated in any way with the chain stores.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 11:26:28 AM PDT by sheana
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To: kevcol

He will get 2 weeks probation. He will promise to never do it again. He will do it again.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 11:28:26 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I demand answers about Benghazi. Quit sweeping it under the RUG. We lost 4 brave men.)
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To: kevcol

PAKISTANI, yup.

Did you know even the Pakistan Minister of Transportation 2 years ago claimed on his taxes that he owned NO AUTOMOBILE...?

The overwhelming view in Pakistan is that obeying any law is for stupid people or small people.

It does not surprise me that they import that idea.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 11:30:54 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: bigheadfred

Not me, but I know some people that know some people...


15 posted on 09/12/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: kevcol; sheik yerbouty

Muhammed.

Now there’s a name you can trust.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 11:33:26 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Hook me up.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 11:38:13 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Farooq? Didn’t a Farooq come over on the Mayflower?

Don't you dare suggest that today's modern immigrant is any less than the peoples that founded the country. That would be RACIST! Diversity is our strength.

18 posted on 09/12/2013 11:42:58 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: bigheadfred

DIY
Buy yourself a little garden/tool shed and put it in your backyard.
Run power and a phone line out there.
Get yourself a business license as bigheadfred grocery.
Stock the shed with cans of beans and corn.
Get folks that you know and trust who have EBT cards to drop by.
Ring ‘em up for $100 in groceries and hand ‘em $20 “cash back” under the table.
Make sure you pay all your taxes and don’t get too greedy


19 posted on 09/12/2013 11:48:23 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th; null and void

NULLY! CHECK IT OUT!

My big chance to join hundreds of millions of other successful people!

And all those things they lack I can give up too—honor, honesty, integrity, FAITH— as long as it makes me MONEY.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3066014/posts?page=19#19

I don’t have to be a failure anymore.


20 posted on 09/12/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: kevcol

If he’s guilty, the authorities who handed our deits card that make this fraud easy are even more guilty. He shouldn’t have done what he did but if the government can’t be bothered to limit use either electronically or by going back to those old, embarrassing actual food stamps who’s really to blame here?


21 posted on 09/12/2013 12:01:59 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: bigheadfred; null and void
O Brother Where Art Thou
Big Dan Teague
"It's all about the money, boys!"
(that's why I brought you boys out here for this advanced tutorial...)

22 posted on 09/12/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

BUMP

Fraud is rife.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 12:08:06 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: kevcol

I’m so surprised.

We should be kicking all of these people out of OUR country.


24 posted on 09/12/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: GeronL

Dollar Stores are the new Wal Mart. Big box stores are suffering, while the guys who sell the cheapest stuff are gaining, as the “cheap stuff” is all almost half can even afford.

What a country.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 12:53:24 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: kevcol

So ya think that’s because Mu is a Muzzie, huh? I think that it’s because free money from the gummint!


26 posted on 09/12/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

My girlfriend was in the local Safeway store where they have a small Starbucks Kiosk. The people in front were told they could not buy hot coffee with the EBT cards but they were able to buy iced coffees instead!


27 posted on 09/12/2013 12:59:09 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Ezekiel

Vlad Tepes thought it was more like a name to impale..


28 posted on 09/20/2013 12:52:19 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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