Skip to comments.Dollar store owner admits to allowing more than $5 million in fraudulent food stamp purchases
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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I believe stories like this are legion across the US, screwing the taxpayers. As funds dry up, look for more to be nailed.
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!
Farooq? Didn’t a Farooq come over on the Mayflower?
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.
I wonder what religion old Muhammed follows? Religion of Piece?
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.
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!
There are lots of ways to get away with this, as long as you don’t get too greedy.
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’.
How much have you made?
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.
He will get 2 weeks probation. He will promise to never do it again. He will do it again.
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.
Not me, but I know some people that know some people...
Now there’s a name you can trust.
Hook me up.
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.
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
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.
I don’t have to be a failure anymore.
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?
Fraud is rife.
I’m so surprised.
We should be kicking all of these people out of OUR country.
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.
So ya think that’s because Mu is a Muzzie, huh? I think that it’s because free money from the gummint!
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!
Vlad Tepes thought it was more like a name to impale..