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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 09:21 PM

Court: Michigan stiffed deserving people out of food aid

Over and over again, the computer rejected their names and automatically cut off their food stamps.

Walter Barry, a 46-year-old mentally disabled Detroit man who lives with his mother, lost his public assistance when his name turned up in a fugitive database: His brother had stolen his name and used it as an alias when he was arrested about 25 years ago.

Identity theft victim Donitha Copeland, a onetime homeless woman, lost her food benefits when her name showed up in the same database: There was an outstanding warrant for her arrest for writing bad checks in Kalamazoo, though she had never been there.

Kenneth Anderson, a disabled 58-year-old man who requires oxygen 24 hours a day, lost his food assistance, too, because of an arrest warrant involving a nephew not him.

Read more: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/08/26/court-michigan-food-stamps-crime/89425014/

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TexasTowelie Aug 2016 OP
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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 10:47 AM

3. It's not incompetence

 

It's intentional

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 09:05 AM

2. stupid or evil is always the question.

we tend to be open to the idea of stupid, but a whole lot of evil sure shares that disguise.

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