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Missouri to audit food stamp program
after charges at casinos, strip clubs

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/12/2012 8:48:16 PM

Jefferson City - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is planning to review the Department of Social Services’ administration of two assistance programs. Schweich says the audit will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Electronic Benefit Transfer process, which is used to access food stamps. The audit has been added to the 2013 schedule for Schweich’s office. Schweich pointed to recent reports of benefits being accessed from casinos, gentlemen’s clubs and locations around the world. He says the assistance programs are not intended to finance recipients’ entertainment

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/12/2012 9:28:42 PM     (No. 9010044)

Why don´t they just put a merchant code block on the card like the rest of govt cards have?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ocjim, 11/12/2012 10:10:43 PM     (No. 9010115)

It´s a nomenclature problem for some recipients. Rename them Fun Money for those not needing them for food.

´´Honey, let´s take our Fun Money and hit the casinos this weekend, what d´ya say?´´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/12/2012 10:23:12 PM     (No. 9010139)

Next, they can start cracking down on pimps and dealers that accept EBT payments on their smartphones.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 11/12/2012 10:27:04 PM     (No. 9010148)

The welfare foodstamp fraud is beyond measure. Think how easy it is for a little welfare ditz and her snot nose brats to move in with a boyfriend who has a decent job. Meanwhile the little twit draws welfare, adc, foodstamps and so on and maintains the cheapest dive she can find to use as a front for the scheduled visits by social services. In such a case "the man of the house" is willing to put up with the tramp as long as she supplements the household income with the equivalent of a living wage job.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/13/2012 11:20:42 AM     (No. 9011331)

Don´t forget sting operations to catch card holders converting for cash by buying food for friends then getting paid a lower amount in cash...both win...ban them for life if caught!

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