Is it illegal to attempt to sell food stamps?

Asked over 1 year ago - Boise, ID

I know someone who attempted to sell her food stamps to my husband for cash. We have evidence of her attempting to do this documented in texts. Is it illegal to attempt to sell food stamps even if my husband never actually bought them? Is it still considered food stamp or welfare fraud or is it completely legal to attempt to sell food stamps?

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  1. Ingrid Arnalda Morfa

    Contributor Level 16

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    Answered . I agree with my colleague. It is illegal in every state.

  2. Steven Fisher

    Contributor Level 7

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    Answered . Yes, it is illegal. It could subject the person attempting to sell food stamps (SNAP benefits) to both civil and criminal penalties.

  3. Clifford Michael Farrell

    Contributor Level 19

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    Answered . I agree This would be illegal.

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