posted on Jul, 21 2013 @ 04:51 PM
How did they misspend it? Did they accidentally give each person an extra dollar or two each month for the last year? Or did just a few people get
like hundreds of extra dollars? Or did they accidentally give food stamps to a bunch of people who didn't legally qualify? Did they forget to cut
some people off at the end of their limitedd time they were supposed to be receiving food stamps?
98% isn't bad I guess... $52 million is a lot, but still when you're dealing with probably at least a million people in that state on food stamps,
little mistakes can add up, I guess.... Maybe they give all their friends and family tins of free food stamps and just chalk it up as "accounting
errors"??? Imagine having an unlimited food card... You could obviously use that to make money. Maybe something like that is going on? Someone bought
$52 million in steaks and sold them to his cousins restaurant for $20 million, but the steaks didn't cost him a thing since he just used state issued
food stamps to pay for them set up with fake accounts. So a $32 million dollar loss doesn't matter. It's still $20 million in HIS pocket. And his
cousin gets half price steaks.
Is this food stamp process ever audited to make sure there are not fake accounts set up? One way to detect it would be if someone spent all of their
food stamps for the whole year on a whole bunch of just a few items. These transactions are obviously kept on a computer somewhere, so a program could
be designed to sniff out any odd purchase details. Which could then be further investigated by a human.
I know $52 million in steaks is a lot, but I was just using that as an example. But my guess would be they buy stuff from sams club or a butcher that
could be used in a restaurant. If they are "skimming" food stamps off the top.
There could be several reasons why my idea is rediculous, but that's all it is, an idea. Besides, nothing surprises me anymore...