It’s a great thing to live in a nation that cares for its citizens. The United States gives help to individuals in need. In any case, what happens when there are individuals who mishandle the system? That is exactly what two store owners discovered as of late when the Feds busted them for genuine fraud.
Via Mad World News:
A couple of store owners in Washington state just got busted big time and are now in for more than they ever bargained after the feds caught on to their sick back room secret …
Ibeth Cano, 53, and Guillermina Coronado Miranda, 44, who own a shop in Washington state, were busted for trafficking food stamps after the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) noticed some troubling trends in the way they went about their business.
Their convenience store, Carniceria Apatzingan in Tacoma, was originally flagged back in 2015, and the DSHS has been watching them since …
Breitbart reported that signs of fraud first began when the convenience store had multiple EBT card transactions of $ 1,000 or more on the books and “transacted transactions within a 24-hour period that almost drained accounts within days of receiving them deposits …”
“During the surveillance operations, neither the DSHS investigator nor the deputy ever saw any more than a handful of people who appeared to be grocery shopping at the store,” wrote the prosecutors.
“Most patrons left the Apatzingan Market carrying a small bag containing a small number of items or they left empty-handed …”
Investigators determined that, between 2015 and 2016, there was an estimated total of fraud that cost taxpayers $ 215,000.
The Feds busted Cano, accusing the store owner of leading organized wrongdoing, first-degree robbery, unlawful trafficking in food stamps, and three counts of witness tampering. That is some genuine wrongdoing. The other proprietor was accused of unlawful trafficking in food stamps and first-degree theft.
Both are taking a gander at long jail sentences for their tricks. It’s a lesson to all future criminals that taking cash from the government doesn’t pay.
There are a lot of Americans who don’t approve of government handouts. Matters like this aggravate it just when we find that countless expense dollars were being stolen by two convicts.
This, more than whatever else, demonstrates the amount we have to change the system. We have to ensure the general population gathering benefits really require them. Furthermore, that cheats—like these shop proprietors—are held accountable.