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Five Brockton stores
busted in EBT fraud sting

Boston Herald, by Matt Stout

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/8/2012 4:33:48 PM

Police on the hunt for EBT fraud raided five Brockton stores today and busted eight people — including one store clerk caught with cash in hand — in what authorities said were long-running scams to cheat the state by trading food stamps for money and in some cases, using EBT cards to buy discounted groceries that they sold at marked-up prices. As part of a wide-ranging, six-month probe, undercover officers assigned to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz’s office posed as customers at several Brockton stores, where they handed over EBT cards to store clerks

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5 down, 5 million to go.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/8/2012 4:40:33 PM     (No. 9000431)

It's happening in every major city in the country. Our tax dollars hard at work.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: laotzu, 11/8/2012 4:50:50 PM     (No. 9000459)

I guess the local Democrat machine wasn't receiving their expected cut.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cartcart, 11/8/2012 4:52:09 PM     (No. 9000463)

When it is too easy to steal, people will steal. I hope there is jail room for these good, upstanding Americans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dante, 11/8/2012 4:55:06 PM     (No. 9000473)

This is business as usual, not an aberration. Even the dumbest scammers know the government is an easy mark.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/8/2012 4:55:56 PM     (No. 9000476)

In Massachusetts? Really? I'm shocked, I tell you. Shocked. /s

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/8/2012 5:23:50 PM     (No. 9000540)

obama version 2.0 loves scams like this. Kill the Great White Satan.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/8/2012 5:38:31 PM     (No. 9000577)

Abuse in a government program? Impossible!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/8/2012 5:40:13 PM     (No. 9000579)

The mean old police are harassing the poor.

Programs such as EBT affirm human rights. The list of such rights has become endless. And yet it grows.

We need simplification. Now is the time to abolish money. Then things would be free and we could all have what we want.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/8/2012 6:12:20 PM     (No. 9000650)

The going rate for food stamp allotments is fifty cents on the dollar. The rapper 'fifty cent' did not pick that name at random. It is another way to rub whitey's nose in it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/8/2012 7:36:30 PM     (No. 9000814)

EBT fraud in Mass? How could that be?

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