need to know

Campbellsville, KY

#1 Apr 13, 2011
I know a person in bg who lost custody of her children but failed to notify the food stamp office. For months she continued to collect food stamps, a medical card for herself, and ktap when she was already receiving child support. She also continued to collect disability ssi for her two sons, which again she lost custody of.
What are the consequences of fraudulently obtaining benefits? Could someone go to jail for this? Will she have to repay the money?
Anyone have any information or experience with this type of situation?
Sorry

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Apr 13, 2011
Its called obtaining benefits by false pretenses she needs to get a lawyer, They have sent several people here to prison for doing that. Its a felony no matter how much food stamps she has gotten from 1$ to hundreds. She will have to pay it back. They will take her taxes and garnish her check until all is paid back. she will not be able to take a banruptcy on it. She needs a lawyer to help with maybe combining the charges. There is a hotline for fraud and you do not have to give your name. It will take them a little bit to investigate because they are so bombarded with these cases. Hope this helps
Apparent

Oakland, KY

#3 Apr 13, 2011
Why are you sorry? If the person commited fraud, she needs to pay the price. I hope they do find out who she is so they can take action against her. This is why these programs are abused is because when people know about fraud, they don't report it and people that comitt fraud, don't care if they ever get caught. Its like rolling dice, they will take their chances until they see somebody get caught.
funny

United States

#4 Apr 14, 2011
I had to pay child support, at a rate not determined by a calculation worksheet and it wasn't agreed upon while somone received KTAP. Could care less, it is all over and done with now but Warren COunty will not listen. I filed all the necessary paperwork to contest, sent to Frankfort and all with tax returns...was ordered to pay 350 a month when making 8,000 a year back in 2000, which I knew wasn't in relation to the calculation worksheet. The other parent wasn't recognized in this case, when custody was returned to me....they issued an order at the review I contested smacking me with almost another 14,000 in all. When I had asked the lady reviewing it for the child support office to show me the calculation worksheet where she got these figures, amazingly there wasn't one to be found. One parent, immaculate conception... I suppose. How was this grandparent allowed to accept KTAP and CHILD SUPPORT at the same time and the court system not receptive to listen to the parent involved over the child custody/support was granted over, with false pretenses... They do not care to look into any type of fraud there. I have turned someone in for the same, defrauding to get disability, has someone lie on a rent form so they can qualify for food stamps, they get pills they turn around and sell or trade for pot... Its all about who you know there and surrounding counties andhow much you are willing to pay to get off
need to know

Campbellsville, KY

#5 Apr 14, 2011
Apparent wrote:
Why are you sorry? If the person commited fraud, she needs to pay the price. I hope they do find out who she is so they can take action against her. This is why these programs are abused is because when people know about fraud, they don't report it and people that comitt fraud, don't care if they ever get caught. Its like rolling dice, they will take their chances until they see somebody get caught.
From what I've heard the authorities are aware or the food stamp and ktap fraud. This is the kind of woman who prides herself in getting off the hook from drug arrests, assault, shoplifting, ect. I just wanted information about possible consequences she might face. Could she possibly face jail time?
yes

United States

#6 Apr 14, 2011
yes she is looking at the possibility of prison time (not jail, PRISON). that all depends on the courts choosing to persue legal action against her beyond just having her pay back the money she STOLE.

sadly many of these theives go on unprosecuted and just have more illegitamite kids in order to legally screw the system. no doubt it wont take long for her to lose custody of any future children as well.

If you haven't already, you should be reporting her. Otherwise, you are an accessory to fraud. Knowing a crime is being committed and failing to report it is also a crime. As someone previously mentioned, you can report anonomously. If you know who her case worker is you could simply call the case worker and inform him/her so they will have to require her to provide proof of income/dependants.
need to know

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Apr 14, 2011
yes wrote:
yes she is looking at the possibility of prison time (not jail, PRISON). that all depends on the courts choosing to persue legal action against her beyond just having her pay back the money she STOLE.
sadly many of these theives go on unprosecuted and just have more illegitamite kids in order to legally screw the system. no doubt it wont take long for her to lose custody of any future children as well.
If you haven't already, you should be reporting her. Otherwise, you are an accessory to fraud. Knowing a crime is being committed and failing to report it is also a crime. As someone previously mentioned, you can report anonomously. If you know who her case worker is you could simply call the case worker and inform him/her so they will have to require her to provide proof of income/dependants.
Thank you! This information is very helpful! The authorities are aware and have ceased benefits. I don't know what further action has been taken. She has lost custody of all of her children and as far as I know cannot have any more. She is facing arson charges so this issue may be the least of her worries. I will update you on the out cone and once again thanks for the info!
Just saying

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Apr 15, 2011
The Bowling Green office that handle's all the food stamps and medical cards is either not ran well or has alot of sorry people working there , cause I know and seen alot of fraud being done with folk's selling their food stamp's for 50 cents on a dollar , alot of folk's tell lies to get their amount's high and I've reported some a long time ago thinking it's wrong and costing us money to support these drug addict's , but nothin' happen's , so I've giving up . It's sad.
dog

Humble, TX

#9 Apr 23, 2011
every body fraud food stamps they give them to much
Mandy Burden

United States

#10 Apr 23, 2011
u people dogging me for what I do???
Burnitup

Bowling Green, KY

#11 Apr 23, 2011
I say take her sry a$$ to jail
Dog

Hartville, OH

#13 Apr 28, 2011
Better us to dog you than the officials..

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