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| p.1 #6 · Waiter, the Bill Please |
OK I'll call your receipt and raise you a receipt. This one was paid for with food stamps.
And yes this is for real. Just goes to show there are wankers at every level of society.
"The management of Angeli's Country Market in Menominee, Michigan has confirmed the authenticity of a customer receipt showing that $141.78 worth of lobster, porterhouse steak, and Diet Mountain Dew were purchased by an individual using a Bridge Card (the electronic benefits card issued to food stamp recipients in Michigan) on February 8, 2011."
"Since Michigan law defines "eligible food" for the government assistance program as "Any food or food product intended for human consumption except alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and foods prepared for immediate consumption," the purchase itself was not illegal."
"On the face of it, the case does seem too flagrant and over-the-top to be true — and now we know why. According to the Menominee County Sheriff's Department, local and state investigators have discovered that the reason the cardholder bought such large quantities of lobster, steak, and soda was not to "dine like a king," as some have characterized it, but to resell them for profit. And that is illegal. The accused, one Louis Cuff, has been charged with welfare fraud and faces up to five years in prison if convicted."
Paid with Food Stamps