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NY Times: Food Stamp Fraud, Rare but Troubling


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NY Times: Food Stamp Fraud, Rare but Troubling

Melanie Wong | Dec 22, 2013 11:03 AM

"... Still, at a time when a congressional committee is trying to reconcile a new farm bill spending package — 78 percent of which is devoted to food stamps and other nutrition programs — reports of black-market food stamp operations capture the public’s attention.

'It’s a small percentage of the program, but I don’t tolerate it, and I worry about it because I don’t want the American public to unfairly paint the millions of people who play by the rules,' said Kevin Concannon, the Department of Agriculture under secretary who oversees the program..."

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