Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bangor food stamp scam dumps water for deposit - Bangor Daily News

BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Here's how the scam works:
  1. Miscreant(s) walk into a store and buy bottled water. In this specific instance, $86.79.
  2. The $86.79 were paid with food stamps.
  3. Miscreant(s) haul the water to the back of the store, and empty the bottles.
  4. Miscreant(s) haul the now empty bottles back into the store, feed them into a recycling machine, and get $24. 
  5. Before: $86.79 in money that is restricted, it can only be used for foodstuffs and that kind of thing.
  6. After: $24 in cold hard cash that can be used to buy cigarettes, booze, cocaine, or stuck on a stripper's g-string.
The sad part is that not everyone that needs food stamps is getting that money. That's $62.79 poured down the drain for no reason whatsoever.