IX-"Our Costly Dilemma" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News

IX-"Our Costly Dilemma" - Ed [Edgar] May - Buffalo Evening News

Welfare Fraud Carries Only Minimum of Risk

by: Ed May | publication date: June 16, 1960 | Publication: Buffalo Evening News |

If a man picked your pocket today, most likely he'd go to jail.

But if he taps your wallet via the Welfare Department route, the chances are that he'll never see the inside of a cell.

In the ninth article of "Our Costly Dilemma" welfare series for the Buffalo Evening News, Ed May reports that welfare fraud is lightly punished, as a very small fraction of convictions results in any jail time.

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