It happens at VG's in Sterling Heights every day. They have been doing this forever. It is sickening and no one does a thing about it. VG's management knows about it, too, but no one can do anything. No one will take legal action against them because no one wants to spend the time or money on it.
Maybe its time we do start taping and following these people, and do the job the government is supposed to do. Maybe its time to put pressure on people that should be able to look at their purchases and find the people that do this! Anyone have any ideas, and time to follow these people around? We need to organize and tape these thieves, and start boycotting all Arab owned stores.
Over a year ago, I told a story to several Blogs and it even made it on the radio show of Quinn and Rose in the Morning. Several people from Dearborn called in after Quinn read my letter on air to verify that this is happening and very true!
My next door neighbor had gone shopping at Farmer Jacks in this area and had quite a tale to tell me. She knew I would write about it and forward it, and I will do it once again..
She was in the cashier line to check out, and in front of her was a Muslim woman with a whole lot of groceries, like bottled water, bottled Coke and Pepsi, baby formula, cheese, individually wrapped crackers, etc..and when it came time to pay for all of these things, out came the Bridge Card and WIC card, and our government paid for this entire purchase. To make it even more insulting, at the time Farmer Jack's was having some kind of promotion for baby formula, if you bought enough of it on a WIC card, Farmer Jack's would give you 20 bucks cash back! And they did to this woman!
When my neighbor finally got up to the cashier, the cashier was visibly shaken and asked her if she could "vent" for a minute..my neighbor said sure! The cashier was older and told her that she couldn't afford to retire, even though she wanted to, she couldn't. And then she said that the woman that just purchased all those items on our dime was the owner of a gas station/convenience store and that she was stocking her inventory on our dime with government help! She said that the woman came in every once in a while and every time would use a Bridge card (welfare for you non-Michigan people, in the form of a credit card so we don't embarrass the people that scam us of our money) and every time would buy the same items to resell at her store. Supposedly her store was just down the road.
Good stuff if you can get in on it! This poor cashier who is not ripping off the system cant retire, but this Muslim woman can stock her store on free items, and then turn around and sell them back to YOU at no cost to her! I thought about going to Farmer Jack's and sitting in the parking lot trying to see this happen, but I don't have the time to do that. It could take weeks or months to try and video tape this, I should of asked for help and just done it! Formed a team of Michigan people willing to bust these frauds and thieves!
Anyway...so I sent this story to Debbie Schlussel, who wrote me back saying this happens ALL THE TIME! Quinn and Rose in the Morning actually read my letter on air last year. And now I find this item from Debbie Schlussel's site..
of Food Stamp Fraud, Episode #58,948
It never ends because we continue to let thousands of these people in and
then to pander and bend over backward and forward to them once they're here.
Fortunately, the Michigan State Police has a special unit for this kind of
fraud, headed by Det. Lt. Marty Bugbee, that is cracking down on this
kind of stuff.
A Dearborn couple has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit food stamp
fraud in a scheme that netted more than $1 million.
Fatima Shalhout, 43, and her husband, Wasfi Shalhout, 50, pleaded
guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering involving a
scheme to defraud the United States Department of Agriculture of $1,261,943 in
food stamp benefits from May 2005 to February 2008.
And this goes on more than we know. It seems pathetic that we work so hard, at this time are struggling so much in Michigan, and this kind of thing is supposedly rampant and not only includes this kind of fraud! They are getting Medicaid and other goodies too! Its not just food stamps and Wic..and this is the first time in over a year that I have heard of anyone getting busted for it.
This is what our taxes go to! Makes you all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it?
ONE DOWN, MILLIONS MORE TO GO!