Report: Food stamp fraud to be curbed by U.S. government

Posted at 10:41 AM, May 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-24 10:41:20-04

According to a report posted on, food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash — sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist — and then asking the government for replacement cards.

The report says the Agriculture Department wants to curb the practice by giving states more power to investigate people who repeatedly claim to lose their benefit cards.

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