Wisconsin Investigating Facebook Food Stamp Scam

Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

An investigation into possible fraud in Wisconsin’s FoodShare benefits program found that some people are illegally buying and selling food stamps on Facebook.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported yesterday that it found nine Facebook users in Wisconsin, and about 70 users nationwide, had posts on Facebook aimed at either buying or selling food assistance benefits illegally.

Gov. Scott Walker’s commission on fraud and government waste is looking at FoodShare fraud, and a report is expected later this summer.

Wisconsin’s $1 billion a year FoodShare program is run by the state and counties with federal money.

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