Dec. 17, 2020

EXTRA CHEESE: Welfare Fraud and COVID-19

In this episode of our new segment, Extra Cheese, Becca and Sarah discuss an ongoing case of welfare fraud through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). They then touch on how shoplifting rates for food items are at an all-time high due to COVID-19.

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References (n.d.). Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Retrieved from 

Bhattarai, A., & Denham, H. (2020 Dec 10). Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic. Washington Post. Retrieved from 

Henshaw, S. (2020 Dec 8). Reading woman charged with food stamp fraud, forgery. Reading Eagle. Retrieved from