Seven South Carolinians Plead Guilty In $5 Million Food Stamp Fraud Case

Seven women from South Carolina have pled guilty for their role in a $5 million food stamp fraud scheme involving a Daisy Express mart that allowed stamps to be used for purchases of non-authorized items.

The Charlotte Observer reports that a state judge ruled the women – who are just a few of the many caught up in the case – will be able to avoid jail if they pay the money back by December 31, 2017.

The seven women who plead guilty, in order of the most amount defrauded to the least, were: Jatonica Williams, 31, $5,238 in fraud; Dequitta White, 31, $3,070;  Labrecia White, 24, $2,962; Shenisa Davis, 36, $2,549; Victoria Sanders, 25, $2,234; Kimberly Johnson, 28, $2,195 in fraud; and Brooke Rogers, 27, $2,134.

All women plead guilty to misdemeanor fraud charges and, as part of a plea deal, promised to repay the money in exchange for a 30-day suspended sentence and two years of probation should they meet the payment deadline.

(Image via The Herald)

Others involved in the case may not get off so easily.

The owners of the Daisy Mart allegedly trafficked benefits and exchanged food stamps for cash while the recipients of the food stamps used their EBT cards to buy items like hot food, beer, and cigarettes, which they are prohibited to do, or accepted cashback.

The three owners are expected to pay back the $5 million and will each serve five years behind bars.

The owners may be eligible for a reduced sentence in federal court if they agree to testify against the recipients who used their benefits to receive illegal money and goods.

According to The Herald, South Carolina Assistant Attorney General Sam Jones said if a food stamp is used for anything other than non-prepared food, or exchanged for cash, it is a crime.

According to Jones, this instance of fraud took place between March 2014 to 2016.

The Herald
The Charlotte Observer

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  1. Clayton ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    July 31, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    All black or dating a black guy lol

    • MINDY

      July 31, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      I live in Idaho and when I worked at a the local mini mart I had WHITE WOMEN trying all the damn time to scheme with their food stamps

      • anna

        July 31, 2017 at 3:43 pm

        Yeah drug addicts come in all colors

    • ABro1973

      July 31, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Why no men? Oh wait, the nuclear family has been destroyed at lower income levels and women are raising their kids with Daddy government. Males are pushed out so women can collect benefits from someone who will never argue with them or question them.

      • Philip

        July 31, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        the funny thing is the middle class and up have houses and successful children, but when you point out that they are married couples (if divorced it’s usually later in their children’s lives too) these welfare queens can’t see how they’ve failed themselves and their children.

    • Pj Conway

      July 31, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      agree or illegals, there is a large group of illegals in chambersburg pa and they are all on welfare, i use to be a caseworker and got fed up with our hands being tied when we knew fraud.

    • Ben Franklin

      July 31, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      there were white women involved. But hopefully someday we’ll all be judged not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character.

      • WhistleblowerHappyValley

        August 1, 2017 at 5:39 pm

        Exactly. That does not happen these days. In fact, the opposite is true. You are not held to the same standard (not held accountable) because of the color of your skin. That is racism.

  2. HT

    July 31, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    “I have a dream” my ass.

  3. CSWebber

    July 31, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    It happens everywhere. In Baltimore county where my daughter lives, nearly every time she grocery shops she is approached by a SNAP Benefits card holder to allow them to use their card to pay for her groceries at .50 cents on the dollar in order to get cash to pay for their drugs. That is why drug testing for Food Stamp recipients MUST be required.

    • 0bsoleteMan

      July 31, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      I hate saying this, but if I ran into such a person I’d take him or her up on that offer. I pay enough money in taxes to feed these people, I might as well make it up someplace else.

      • Michael GooSe Smith

        July 31, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        Then you would be arrested too if they got caught.

        • 0bsoleteMan

          July 31, 2017 at 2:03 pm

          That’s just my luck of course. I know there are plenty of others who get away with it totally.

          Though honestly for the buy I fail to see how this is a crime. The buyer is simply getting an unauthorized refund on his taxes. He’s not hurting anybody.

          • Michael GooSe Smith

            July 31, 2017 at 2:26 pm

            Oh my luck too !!!!
            It is a crime because when you sign up for welfare, EBT or any other government hand out you agree that only you will use it and for the stated purposes outlined in the regulations of welfare. So when you don’t do that it is FRAUD, which means you untruthfully acquired it.

      • E Q

        July 31, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        I appreciate your honesty.

    • doug patrick

      July 31, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      except every state that has done drug testing has shown it doesn’t work.

      • 0bsoleteMan

        July 31, 2017 at 1:41 pm

        Even if that were true it is because drug testing serves as a deterrent against druggies getting on welfare.

        • Pj Conway

          July 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm

          agree it makes them think twice about doing the drugs.

    • Pj Conway

      July 31, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      agree 100% they need to make them be drug tested in every state, also they need to hire more investigators to find the ones doing the fraud

    • Ben Franklin

      July 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      They should be shot! But you’ll say nothing about the trillions the pentagon “loses” that make these women look like… well… nothing.

    • Rebecca Ignash-Gregory

      July 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Sadly drug testing has never been shown to be cost effective.

  4. Debbi Ball-Hutter

    July 31, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    They should also be barred from using any public assistance in the future.

    • Jena Witherson

      July 31, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      I was thinking the same thing.

  5. Pj Conway

    July 31, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    they should and their families should be BANDED FOR LIFE from getting any welfare assistance, housing forever! I BET NOT ONE OF THEM WILL PAY A DAMN THING BACK< THEY ARE ALL TO DAMN LAZY TO GET JOBS SO HOW ARE THEY GOING TO PAY IT BACK????

  6. Vic Ross

    July 31, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Yeah. They will pay that back just like the deadbeat dads and the back the child support the owe. I raised two of my ex son-in-laws children for 18 years each. That’s 36 years back child support. Oh wait. He did pay $20.00 a couple of times before court appearances and the judge sang his praises for that. Judge said “I can see you are trying”. well they are 19 and 21 now and he is running around scot free with no warrants or record. I wonder how many deadbeats are out there that fit this description? You know who you are and most of you continue to lash out at others faults to cover up your own. You also proudly display pictures of their accomplishments like you had something to do with them.

  7. Pj Conway

    July 31, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    people it will get worse since they plan on closing the welfare offices that you have to go to in person to verify income, and do everything online, which will amount to more welfare fraud, they are also short on investigators, my one friend is one and she goes to almost every county in pa on her own. they refuse to hire more investigators that should be one thing they do in our country is give more money to the government to investigate the fraud and take the money from all the illegals to pay for it.

  8. JackKrak

    July 31, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Note that this doesn’t happen in Wal-Mart, Target or your local large chain grocery store. This kind of thing is exclusive to Ahmed’s Quick-Mart-type places and corner shops run by vibrant and diverse people stealing the food stamp money that Americans won’t steal.

  9. Ben Franklin

    July 31, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Evil women! Now where is the 2 trillion the pentagon lost AGAIN!?

    • Calvin

      July 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Probably in a drawer labeled “rounding error”.

      • E Q

        July 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm

        I had such a hard time rounding as a kid.

    • E Q

      July 31, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      They used some of it for their golden toilet lid.

  10. Mark Burns

    July 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Send them to jail

  11. breandan

    July 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Two of them are guilty. The other five are victims of a racist prosecutor and racist legal system.

  12. Dante Alighieri ????

    July 31, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    and in other news


  13. M&M

    July 31, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    If find it interesting that South Carolina is struggling as Democrats lead them on.
    But North Carolina economy is booming big times, jobs, jobs, jobs. after they were attacked over their republican bathroom law

  14. anna

    July 31, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I know some people who trade the food they bought with the stamps for weed. Not quite fraud but still very wrong. This doesn’t surprise me, I was on food stamps after my mom moved states about ten years ago because I was homeless and had to drop out of high school and the only job I could find was part time and didn’t pay much, yet I see people on these benefits for 15+ years while they live in a nice house and receive a full months salary under the table, I wish we would start weeding these types out so they would be forced to contribute instead of just receive…

  15. LinKurosawa

    July 31, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Jatonica, Dequita, Labrecia, why do all these black women have such retarded names

    • Calvin

      July 31, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      They actually did a study on this. The reason was the mother’s wanted the names to be “unique”.

    • E Q

      July 31, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      I’d choose the name “Shanaynay” cause it’s awesome!!!!

    • Suzana

      August 1, 2017 at 11:47 am

      My God, I though you were making up and making fun of them.


  16. Samuel Alterio

    July 31, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    If anyone ever gets caught committing fraud like this, there should be a lifelong ban on their “entitlements” that get passed out so freely.

  17. Rebecca Katzav

    July 31, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    This happens in NYC constantly.

  18. bookish1

    August 1, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Those names!

  19. Tony

    August 3, 2017 at 12:07 am

    All voted for Hitlery………..

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