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Is it illegal to attempt to sell food stamps?

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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Filed under: Fraud Social security
Attorney answers 3


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


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


I agree This would be illegal.

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