Muslims Stealing from Americans
by Bill Muckler | TLB Contributing Author
This is depressing. My wife and I can’t afford kids, but the refugees in front of me in Sam’s loaded up two carts like this and are paying with SNAP aid. Why do they get so much more help than an American couple? (Photo Credit: CHRISMAN01/REDDIT)
Everybody is getting hooked on the free stuff. Americans, illegals and now even the Muslims won’t be outdone as America becomes the feeding trough for every deprived and depraved slacker that can sponge off the American taxpayer.
Food stamp trafficking, now political correctly known as SNAP is alive and well in my home state of Florida. The Justice Department has uncovered
the largest combined financial fraud loss for a food stamp trafficking takedown in history.
Sadly, these bureaucratic buffoons think they hit the fraud motherlode. In a previous article I stated they purport that SNAP fraud is only one percent, far less than Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Are we supposed to get excited about that? The real fraud rate is closer to 25 percent and climbing.
A Questionable New Record
Federal prosecutors assert they have charged a dozen in a $20 million SNAP rip-off along with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The 12 charged over four cases are Hasan Saleh, 59, Mohammed Alobaisi, 37, Reynold Francois, 38, Ihab Hassouna, 44, Mohammad Alteen, 33, Maria Jerdana, 36, Joe Ann Baker, 56, Yousef “Joe” Homedan Zahran, 60, Omar Hajje, 43, Jalal Hajyousef, 42, Andy Javier Herrera, 24, and father Javier Herrera, 49.
In this instance, eight small convenience stores in South Florida committed a staggering amount of fraud in a relatively short amount of time,
stated Karen Citizen-Wilcox, special agent in charge, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Office of the Inspector General.
These retailers created an illegal benefits exchange system that defrauded the American taxpayer and denied healthy foods to needy children and their families. The store owners who allegedly orchestrated this trafficking scheme pocketed millions in ‘fees’ which they charged for converting food assistance benefits into cash.
Some of the defendants owned, worked at or operated stores authorized to accept Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program payments, known as SNAP. Others worked at stores not authorized, but allegedly used the point-of-sale terminals for stores that were authorized.
How They Steal our Money
The fraud happened like this, according to authorities: A store clerk swipes a person’s electronic benefits card at a point-of-sale terminal for a large amount. The person with the card is paid a lesser amount in cash. The remainder is ill-gotten profit for the store owner. Saleh managed Four Corners convenience store, 821 NW Sixth St. in Fort Lauderdale, which wasn’t authorized to take SNAP payments.
Prosecutors say Saleh and other Four Corners employees used the point-of-sale terminals at Liberty City’s Sparkle, 6530 NW 18th Ave., run by Alobaisi. Prosecutors say that Saleh, Alobaisi and employees Francois, Hassouna, Alteen, Jerdana and Baker stole $2 million with the scheme in little more than a year.
A federal judge on Tuesday accepted guilty pleas from a former halal market owner in Portland who used his store to traffic public assistance benefits, including food stamps. (Photo Credit: @ottobattista/TWITTER)
Case No. 2 involved Zahran, also known as Youssef Hussein, who worked at Pompano Beach’s Community Food Store, 401 NW 27th Ave. He is being accused of being on the fraud train. Hajje and Hajyousef owned Steve Market 2 and Yum-Yum’s grocery, stores across the street from each other at 6804 NW 15th Ave. and 6813 NW 15th Ave. in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. They fraudulently stole $4.2 million. But federal prosecutors give the money title, $10 million, to the Herreras, who also allegedly ran their game longer than everyone else. Andy owned Santa Ana Market II, 1832 NW 17th Ave. in Miami. Father Javier worked there and Santa Ana Market, 3000 NW 12th Ave. Javier has convictions for third-degree grand theft and lottery violations on his rap sheet.
Free to Steal Again
They’ll all be free and running other illegal schemes shortly, and living off their ill-gotten gains. South Florida should prepare for a lot more fraud. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are bolting to Florida, and can now apply for food stamps.
We have become weak and willing to accept this as the “New Normal.” One person cannot purify this hideous immorality. It will take a majority of the more than 320 million American citizens to “Drain the Congressional Swamp.”
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