The strangest coincidence in the multi billion dollar food stamp fraud biz.
via N.J. Dollar Store Owner Admits to Food Stamp Fraud | NBC 10 Philadelphia. Again h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch. Follow them on Twitter to see the affects on your state via @RefugeeWatcher
Authorities say the owner of four dollar stores in northern New Jersey has admitted to a scheme in which patrons were allowed to make more than $5 million in fraudulent food stamp transactions.
Essex County prosecutors say 49-year-old Muhammed Farooq of Somerset pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft by deception and agreed to forfeit $832,830.
He faces up to seven years in state prison when he’s sentenced Jan. 6.
Authorities have said Farooq allowed patrons to use food stamps to buy nonfood items, such as electronics. They say the purchases totaled roughly $5.2 million and went on for nearly 2 1/2 years.
Farooq owns two stores in Newark, one in East Orange and another in Elizabeth.
And in Boston, it was a Hassan indicted on EBT fraud charges.
In Maryland, it was Issa indicted for stealing medication from military hospitals.
Obama wants to focus on immigration (amnesty for illegals) and entitlements (redistribution of wealth), unfortunately his focus will only lead to more of the above.
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