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COLLEEN:BUYING...SELLING AND TRADINGFOOD STAMPS ISA CRIME.GET CAUGHT - AND YOU COULD LOSEYOUR BENEFITS...EVEN DO PRISONTIME. MIKE:TONIGHT - NBC 4 INVESTIGATOR TOMSUSSI SHOWS YOU HOW DRUG ADDICTSAND DEALERSARE ABUSING THE STATE'S FOODASSISTANCEPROGRAM - AND YOUR TAX DOLLARS.MIKE:HERE'S TOM WITH MORE ON THEPROBLEM AND WHAT LAWMAKERS AREDOING TO PUT AN END TO IT.TOM:MOUNTAIN DEW.DORITOS.AND COOKIE CRISP.THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE TAX DOLLARSARE BUYINGFOR ONE 25-YEAR-OLD SINGLE GUYWITH NO KIDS.AND HE MAKES MORE MONEY SELLINGDOPE INONE WEEK THAN WHAT SOME OF YOUWILL EARNIN A MONTH.SEEMINGLY HEALTHY.I HAD TO ASK - WHEN IS THE LASTTIME YOU HELDA REAL JOB?"F---!"IT'S BEEN A WHILE.HE SELLS HEROIN.HAS BEEN SINCE HE GOT OUT OFPRISON IN2015 FOR BURGLARY AND GRANDTHEFT."IN A GIVEN WEEK, HOW MUCH CANYOU MAKE SELLING HEROIN?""$1,500 TO $2,000."ON TOP OF THAT - THIS25-YEAR-OLD HEROINADDICT AND STREET DEALER SAYS HEGETS FOOD ASSISTANCE TOO."HOW MUCH A MONTH?""$194.00."REPRESENTATIVE TIM SCHAFFER "OURWELFARESYSTEM FROM A GENEROUS TAXPAYERIS BEING ABUSED."OHIO STATE REPRESENTATIVE TIMSCHAFFER IS SPONSOR OF HOUSEBILL 50.IF PASSED - THESE FOOD DEBITCARDS WILLHAVE THE RECIPIENT'S PHOTO ONIT...JUST LIKEYOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE.REPRESENTATIVE TIM SCHAFFER "THEPHOTO WILL ADD A TREMENDOUSAMOUNT OF SECURITY AND DETERRENTTO SELL THESE FOOD CARDS FORDRUGS AND OTHER ILLICITMATERIALS." REPRESENTATIVESCHAFFER SAYS HIS MAINCONCERN IS MAKING SURE KIDS WHONEEDTHESE FOOD BENEFITS GET THEM.INSTEAD OF THEIR GUARDIANSSELLING OR TRADING THEM FORDRUGS. "REPRESENTATIVE TIMSCHAFFER "WE CAN'T LET THESEKIDS SUFFER."BUT THEY DO - EVERY DAY. "IT'SVERY COMMON."THIS 31-YEAR-OLD ADDICT ANDSTREET DEALER SAYS MANY OF HERCUSTOMERS ARE ONWELFARE AND HAVE CHILDREN. "IJUST GOT A PHONE CALL EARLIERSOMEBODY WANTING TO SELL $30WORTH OF FOOD STAMPS FOR ABERRY."A BERRY IS ONE HIT OF MEXICANBLACK TAR HEROIN..ENOUGH TO FILLUP A SYRINGE. IT GOES FOR ABOUT$15 BUCKS ON THE STREETS."SO THEY'RE TAKING THEIR FOODRIGHT OFF THEIRPLATE TO BUY DOPE?""YES.""IN A GIVEN WEEK HOW MANY CALLSWILL YOU GET FROM PEOPLE WANTINGTO SELL THEIR FOOD STAMPS SOTHEY CAN BUY DOPE?" "YOUPROBABLY GET FOUR OR FIVE CALLSAT LEAST AWEEK.""I'VE BEEN TO HOUSES WHERE THEREAIN'T EVENA GALLON OF MILK."REPRESENTATIVE TIM SCHAFFER"THESE PEOPLE ARE BUYING HEROINFROM FOOD DEBT CARDS OR MONEYTHEY'VE GOTTEN RATHER FROMSELLING FOOD DEBT CARDS. ANDIT'S WORSENING THE CRISIS FOROHIO FAMILIES." THIS FOUR TIMECONVICTED FELON SAYS HE GETSFOOD STAMPS."$124.00 A MONTH."SELLING DOPE HELPS HIMSUPPLEMENT HISINCOME AND SUPPORT HIS DRUGHABIT."ABOUT $2,000."THAT'S WHAT HE FIGURES HE MAKESEVERYWEEK SELLING DOPE."HAVE YOU EVER SOLD YOUR FOODSTAMPS TO BUY DRUGS?""YES, I HAVE.""YOU GET 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR.SO IF I'VEGOT A 100 DOLLARS IN FOOD STAMPSI'LL SELLTHEM FOR $50 CASH."HE TELLS ME LENDS THE BUYER HISFOOD DEBITCARD AND GIVES THEM HIS PINNUMBER."THEY WOULD TAKE MY CARD AND GOTO THESTORE AND BUY GROCERIES WITHIT."OHIO JOB AND FAMILY SERVICESINVESTIGATESWELFARE FRAUD.HOWEVER - I'M TOLD THERE'S NOWAY OFKNOWING HOW WIDESPREAD THIS SORTOF ABUSE IS IN THE FOODASSISTANCE PROGRAM.REPRESENTATIVE TIM SCHAFFER "YOUCAN'T DEBATE THE FACT THAT THEYARE IN THE HANDS OF DRUGDEALERS."TOM:THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF JOB ANDFAMILY SERVICES TELLS ME THEYWORK CLOSELY WITH LAWENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO STOPTHIS SORT OFFRAUD.THEY SAY THOSE CAUGHT SELLING ORTRADING THEIR FOOD STAMPS FORDRUGSCOULD LOSE THEIR BENEFITS...EVEN FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES.TOM - HAS THERE BEEN ANY THOUGHTGIVEN TOHOW TO BETTER SCREEN PEOPLE WHOAPPLY FORTHESE BENEFITS SO THEY DON'TWIND UP IN THE WRONG HANDS INTHE FIRST PLACE?

Investigating food stamp fraud

Investigating food stamp fraud
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