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Charges: Group Used Others’ Food Stamps To Buy, Sell Groceries

Three people have been charged with using other people’s food stamps to purchase groceries and ship them to Africa at a profit. According to the criminal complaints, the group operating the scheme bought up EBT cards from those on SNAP, usually buying them from people at homeless shelters.

03/05/2014

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Lawmaker’s Bill Would Require Photo ID On EBT Cards

Republicans are calling it one way to stop welfare fraud: It’s a bill requiring benefit cards for welfare recipients to include Photo ID.
The bill will also double the waiting period from 30 to 60 days before a new resident gets welfare.

02/14/2012

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Bill Limits Cash Welfare Recipients Can Withdraw

Republican legislators think they have a way to keep Minnesotans on welfare from spending their benefits on booze, smokes and lottery tickets: They’d keep them from taking more than $20 in benefits in cash per month.

03/23/2011

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