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Bootleg Store In Main South Is Giving Out Cash For Food Stamps Scam? Never Saw That One Coming!!

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There are lots of ways that the government wastes our money. Food stamp abuse is just one of them. So when we write stories like this, we inevitably hear from the butthurt patrol about how we should be going after big oil for stealing subsidies, or banks, or whoever. But the fact of the matter is we don’t see that sort of abuse in our day to day activities. But we do food stamp abuse. It’s so freaking common it’s not funny. Check out this story from Masslive today:

A Main Street store in Worcester is under investigation for alleged food stamp fraud and selling counterfeit goods, according to a search warrant filed in federal court. The store, identified in federal records as Esther’s Fashion Paradise, has allegedly allowed people to exchange Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits – known as the food stamps program – in exchange for cash. Christopher Robinson, a special agent for the Office of the Inspector General, filed a search warrant affidavit to seize items from Esther’s Fashion Paradise located at 872A Main St. in Worcester.

“The Investigator placed some food items on the counter and handed Acquaye a Massachusetts EBT card,” the special agent wrote. “The Investigator asked for $60 cash and Acquaye nodded her head yes. Acquaye then conducted a SNAP trafficking transaction charging a total of $122, charging the Investigator an estimated $2.00 for the food items brought to the register and $120 in SNAP benefits in exchange for $60 cash. Acquaye provided the Investigator with $60 in cash as well as the EBT card, the food items, and the EBT receipt.”

LOL. Obviously. Do people like Jim McGovern not realize how common this is? I don’t wanna cut food stamp funding because there are good people who need it for the right reasons. But all I want is for politicians to just ADMIT that lots of people aren’t using them for the right reasons. They’re doing work under the table to get paid, not paying taxes, and still collecting from the government. I would guess at least half are abusing it. But that’s just because I’ve actually lived in Worcester my entire life and I’ve seen it firsthand a million and one times.

Look, I could go out today and and buy TONS of food stamps like this. All I’d have to do is make a couple phone calls and I could get at least three people to sell me $100 worth of food stamps for $50 cash. This is just how things works. Everyone in the hood knows it. You get cash, and then you figure out how you’re gonna eat later on. Tons of kids go to school hungry every day because Mommy cashed in the food stamps so she could go to the club. This is why we need free lunch and free breakfast programs. Because kids shouldn’t be punished for having degenerate parents.

So yea, the fact that some shady place like “Esther’s Fashion Paradise” is engaging in welfare fraud is the least surprising story I’ve ever heard. Take a drive through Main South sometime and actually look at the businesses.

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Look at the clientele. You gonna go grab lunch down at the Duck Yao? Things aren’t looking so happy at the Happy Laundromat. And Worcester has no shortage of failed businesses that have been converted into Iglesias. Would you ever go shopping at Esther’s? Of course not. So this is how Esther’s makes money. This is how they pay their rent and stay in business.

And every time politicians try to put some oversight into the SNAP program they always get pushback from our boy Jim McGovern. Here’s what he told the speaker of the house when debating this a couple year’s back:

I fully support rigorous oversight of federal programs. But we shouldn’t single SNAP out for aggressive or unnecessary scrutiny. It already has one of the lowest error rates among all federal programs.

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Lowest error rates? Yea moron, because people aren’t getting caught. You don’t become a statistic if you don’t get caught. And he’s right when he says we shouldn’t be singling out SNAP for scrutiny. But it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be scrutinizing them. This is the same excuse they used with Mosaic. They claimed we were singling them out. But the fact of the matter is that you make yourself a target when your abuse is open and flagrant.


A couple years ago Jim MicGovern tried living on food stamps to show how necessary they are, and he tweeted out his shopping list:


Oatmeal? Carrots? Turkey? Onions? Could this guy make it any more obvious that he went to St. John’s? Seriously. If you actually went to South High School like Turtleboy did, then you know damn well that your typical meal on Canterbury Street doesn’t contain any oatmeal or carrots. It contains plenty of Cheetos and McDonald’s though. See this is what pisses me off about this guy. He thinks he knows what it’s like to be poor because he slummed it for a week in order to prove a point. But the fact of the matter is you don’t really know what it’s like until you live it in real life. This is something the McGovern Crime Family will never understand because at the end of the day they are just a bunch of entitled, privileged, wealthy white guys who have spent their entire lives avoiding poor people and minorities.





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25 Comment(s)
  • Socrates
    May 18, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Cannot believe turtleboy didn’t know about this. It’s not just one store….every little corner market in Worcester does this. It’s 50 cents on the dollar. Everyone knows it. Did anyone think people buy groceries at all those Spanish markets popping up everywhere. It is all 100% EBt fraud. They also pay for stolen goods and groceries, particularly stolen baby formula, razor blades. Then resell the goods to people via EBT transactions. This is not unusual and it’s not hidden. It is 100% out in the open in Worcester.

  • BobnMic
    May 17, 2016 at 10:36 pm


    BobnMic (the fake one not the funny one)

    May 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    This story reminds me of the movie where this super rich guy pics up a hooker because he can’t drive a stick shift and they fall in love. I just wanted to put that out here. Is it relevant in any way, no.

  • juror seven
    May 17, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Steven Stover, your comment at 3:59, could it be that McGovern was feeling his early transgender side back then?

  • UsualSuspect
    May 17, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    EBT fraud? In Worcester? OMG, NO WAY!……..EBT cash benefits is the biggest joke on the planet. Bring back the stigma of food stamps, maybe some people will find it in themselves to get a job!

    I am all for benefits for the needy, but the fraudsters need to be aggressively weeded out and prosecuted; ok, forget prosecution as the trial will cost more than the slap on the wrist in this pansy state. Taxpayers are screwed!

    • UsualSuspect
      May 17, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      I agree with the above poster as well, the state should open up a “Free Shit Mart” and give the stuff away. It would be much cheaper than policing all the fraudsters.

  • RSoxGuy
    May 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    My kids get free breakfast at school. its free for everyone. No application. They gte brand name cereal and fresh fruit everyday.

    We would be declined for assistance but i find it funny that you can rarely find anything BRAND NAME in my house yet they get it for free from school. I guess I fall into that “middle zone”. Not poor enough for the free shit but not nearly rich enough for the brand name stuff. But the gov will give you the brand name stuff for free. At home we get Price Chopper brand. Wats wrong with this picture?

    • Just a Guess
      May 17, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      …they’re most likely buying the name brand stuff in bulk for the entire school and/or district, so the price per unit is probably less than the cheaper store brand.

  • Wabbitt
    May 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    That Laundomat sign reminds me of the episode of Family Matters where Eddie was selling bootleg concert t-shirts that said “Whitty Hutton.”

  • mike
    May 17, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    This has been going on for eve. As soon as they actually stopped just handing out food and went to some form of currency people have been stealing them blind.
    It would probably be cheaper for the .gov to open regional stores, staff them and just give out the food to the recipients than what they are loosing to fraud right now. i was in the POS business when the food stamp program switched to the paper food stamps. it was a field day for all these little stores. They were all making 50% on the dollar with no cost.
    just recently they caught that other woman on main st with over 1 mill in fraud in 2 years. Take that time probably 1000 store or more that are doing the same thing. it is huge numbers

    • RSoxGuy
      May 17, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      That woman didnt even get jail time. Just probation and the promise to pay it back.

      how much u wanna bet she fled to her home country after that?

  • MommaH
    May 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Figures, after all these years, of filling out the forms for the free lunch, year after year, they denied my kids. I think my kids were the only ones in their classes that had to pay for their lunches. True story! I notice how this shit changes after my kids have graduated!

  • Jon
    May 17, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    All Worcester public schools (or at least elementary schools) have free lunch for ALL students this year, and i believe free breakfast as well.

    No sign up required for the free lunch, all students no matter what get it. I believe they just have to go in early for free breakfast….wait, i think they have too sign up for breakfast actually…but any kid can get it.

    • Jon
      May 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Really, really??? I’m getting “thumbs down” for this. Wow…one or more of you bitches has some serious issues. Go fight your SJ war somewhere else dingbats!

      • BobnMic
        May 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm


        it’s because you are a friend of mine. That’s why all of the thumbs down. You need to say, “Hey BobnMic – you are such a fucking asshole fuckstick poopstain, you suck and go fuck yourself. I want to run over your face with my car, then kick you , then yell out loud – You are my fucking bitch bitch!” Give my ear a wet willy and then move on and be happy. Then you watch, major thumbs up for you my friend will happen and zero thumbs down.

        • Jon
          May 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

          Hahaha….no, iI can’t do that to ya bro. If being friends with u is gonna get my thumbs down, then fuck them all….I don’t really give a shit about it, I just thought it was fucking hilarious that people would give me a ‘thumbs down’ for informing them that ALL Worcester public schools give the kids free lunch and breakfast. Haha…I guess they’re either jealous or they just hate kids. No place for kid haters at Turtleboy Sports!

    • Chris
      May 21, 2016 at 10:39 am

      That’s because most of the public school students come from low-income families, so Worcester is eligible for universal free lunch.

  • BlackandWhite
    May 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    This is news?? What rock do these –special agents– live under?? Oh wait…. are you talking about Christopher ROBIN from Winnie the Pooh? That makes sense.
    Fokin idiots.

  • Steven Stover
    May 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I grew up next to McGovernment. The other boys and me would be playing Army or Cowboys and Indians and riding our bikes or building a club and Jimmy the Cunt would be playing dolls with the girls. I shit you not.

      May 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm


  • BobnMic
    May 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    This story reminds me of the movie where this super rich guy pics up a hooker because he can’t drive a stick shift and they fall in love. I just wanted to put that out here. Is it relevant in any way, no.

    • MommaH
      May 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Bobnmic, that is my favorite movie. Pretty Woman.

      • BobMic
        May 18, 2016 at 1:58 pm

        Not me.

  • TiredOfThisCrap
    May 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Son of a bitch! Now where the hell am I going to get my 50 cents on the dollar and some fine ass blunt wraps?

    • Weezie Jefferson
      May 17, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Fashion Paradise! Yeah that describes this place.

    • Rowan Oak
      May 17, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Still wonder why 50,000 democrats voted for Trump in the Republican primary? Wonder why YOU get up and WORK every day while the layabout class scams all of us?

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