SNAP Fraud

10:01pm

Sun January 29, 2012
Around the Nation

The Clash Over Fingerprinting For Food Stamps

A sign in a New York City market window advertises that it accepts food stamps.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York City to stop requiring fingerprinting of its food stamp recipients, a stance that puts him at odds with the city's mayor, who favors the practice.

Cuomo says fingerprinting stigmatizes needy people and stops them from applying for help. In a recent State of the State speech, Cuomo pledged to stop fingerprinting food stamp recipients this year.

But New York City Michael Bloomberg says without fingerprinting, fraud would escalate.

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4:47pm

Tue December 6, 2011
SNAP Benefits

USDA Launching New Effort to Fight Food Stamp Fraud

U.S. Dept of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is launching new efforts aimed at fighting fraud with the nation’s food stamp program. 

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