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Would you report someone for PA fraud, no matter how dire of a situation they were in?

If you knew beyond a doubt that they were lying on their application or were selling their assistance, but they were about to lose their house and their kids would go hungry, would you still report them?

***NOTE*** this is just a hypothetical Q

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (36)
  • Yeah, probably. Even if I were the one to lie, I would expect that there would be retribution for that. Stuff catches up with you no matter what you do.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:55 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • if the person were actually in a dire situation, then they would not need to commit fraud.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Not if their kids would go hungry, no way.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:57 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • It's illegal to sell your assistance, :55. People do it every day even though they're in dire situations.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • YES

    Reason: It's not going to their kids anyway.

    If people don't report it, and let it go on, it's a sick cycle that will never end, and the people who don't abuse, or cant get it but need it loose out. The money could be spread out better and actually fulfill it's purpose if people didn't abuse it.

    Skepticchick

    Answer by Skepticchick at 11:58 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • To the people who wrote: No not if their kids would go hungry....

    How or what are the kids eating if their parents SELL their food assistance?
    Skepticchick

    Answer by Skepticchick at 12:00 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Yes.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:01 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • NO. I do not "Report" people. If they are cheating, it will be discovered and they will be punished. "Telling on" people is very immature,smug and conceited and just makes you feel so good ,right? Duhhh.....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • can someone explain to me how selling your foodstamps makes your kids NOT go hungry??? Just buy groceries with it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • no its none of my business. im not a "tattle teller"
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:04 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

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