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Assembly votes to stop food stamps fraud

State Rep. Rob Swearingen recently voted in favor of Assembly Bill 82 which will help the state prosecute individuals who commit fraud by trafficking FoodShare benefits.

FoodShare is Wisconsin’s food stamp program which provides benefits to eligible individuals to help them purchase food.

Assembly Bill 82 codifies recently-enacted federal rules that make it a crime to buy, sell, steal or exchange FoodShare benefits for cash, goods or other consideration.

“Stopping and criminalizing fraud was an issue that I

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:08 PM

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