And mama, Euline? She won't comment on whether what her daughter did was right or wrong, although she did say "... it‘s nobody’s business if she’s not breaking the law.”
Well, as it turns out, it is against the law, and after much outrage Amanda is no longer receiving those food stamp benefits. In fact, anti-fraud officials are on the case.
Bilking the government isn't anything new, it happens all the time in some form or another, and to a greater or lesser degree. Unlike the Seattle couple that were living in their $1.2 million house and collecting a lot more in welfare subsidies than the paltry $200.00 per month Amanda was getting for her food stamps, willfully stealing from the state is stealing from you and me, and that makes me angry.
"DHS relies on clients being forthcoming about their actual financial status,” Department of Human Services Director Maura D. Corrigan said in a prepared statement. “If they are not, and continue to accept benefits, they may face criminal investigation and be required to pay back those benefits.”