Thursday, May 9, 2024

Food Stamp Fraud Busted

 The Mississippi Department of Human Services issued the following statement. 

A Pike County, Miss. resident surrendered to authorities on March 26, 2024, following a SNAP fraud investigation conducted by the Investigations Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Service (MDHS).

MDHS announced that Katrina Harris of Pike County received $69,881.00 in SNAP benefits by not reporting household income and composition accurately to MDHS. Based on the evidence obtained during the investigation, the case was referred to the Pike County District Attorney's office. The Pike County District Attorney secured an indictment on March 5, 2024, and Harris later turned herself into MDHS and Pike County officials on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

"This is a great example of collaboration between our investigations team, County offices, District Attorney'sand local law enforcement," stated MDHS Inspector General Sandra Griffith.

Agent Aaron Rushing of the MDHS Investigations Division investigated the case. The Investigations Division is a subset of the MDHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which was created in August 2018 and charged with detecting, deterring and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse. OIG has been responsible for millions of dollars collected from overpayments.

"This investigation demonstrates the strengthened controls we have in place to identify, investigate, and eliminate fraud in our programs," MOHS Executive Director Robert G. "Bob" Anderson said.

An indictment is only an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Suspected fraud can be reported to MDHS online at any time by submitting the MOHS Fraud Tip Form at, calling the Fraud Tip Line at 1-(800)-299-6905, or email at


Anonymous said...

They caught one in a row; 250,000 remaining.

Anonymous said...

She is very qualified to be in charge of utility payments at any small city.

Anonymous said...

Always good to see a welfare queen get punished!

Anonymous said...

For ever one caught-hundreds continue to defraud and steal with impunity-

Anonymous said...

Fantastic -- now go get the rest of the crooks!

Anonymous said...

This welfare fraud scandal is what everyone will be talking about at the USM Volleyball gym!

Thanks LBJ said...

Food stamp fraud - a deep south tradition.

Anonymous said...

All the while DHS is helping protect the former Governor while also trying to silence former staffers.

Anonymous said...

Bright future as a band booster mom.

Anonymous said...

It ain’t welfare fraud unless you get caught.

Anonymous said...

Possibly many thousands of MS workers paid in cash, in whole or in part, such as day laborers, restaurant and bar workers, maids, yard maintenance crews, shade tree mechanics, handymen, landscape laborers, etc., procure EBT benefits by not declaring all their income.

Hookah said...

You got to dig a little deeper
You ain't dug near far enough

Anonymous said...


There is a downside to that lifestyle. These same people can’t utilize credit because they can’t prove income. But there is an entire industry of predatory buy-here-pay-here and no credit financing retailers who exist to serve these markets.

Anonymous said...

so the state hands out thousand s of dollars to people like the defendant here, then the state spends thousands for a office to catch the fraudster and attempt to recoup the money and the taxpayers foot the bill.

doesn't sound like a very good business model

Anonymous said...

Roll tide!

Anonymous said...

Why don't they get serious and really crack down on the fraud, the selling of cards for cash for pennies on the dollar and the people posting video's of themselves bragging about 3k a month in "food stamps".

The system is broken. There should be a work requirement attached to receipt of benefits. PERIOD

Anonymous said...

I heard a young lady in the grocery store complaining that they only give her $1100.00 a month on her EBT and she has used it all in 2 weeks. I almost fell is this possible. I do not know how many people she feeds but that is a lot of money (groceries).

Fedup said...

Well we do have the 3rd highest grocery prices.....

Anonymous said...

Truth be known, without folks committing welfare, Medicaid and disability fraud, Mississippi’s economy would fold like a cheap suit in the Delta heat.

Anonymous said...

When are they going to arrest Deputy Phil and Brett and others?

Anonymous said...

Anderson and Griffith are full of crap. If they were competent and had strong controls in place this would have never happened as long as it did. The strong controls he’s referring to are probably that she pissed off a family member or guy she was with who called into the MDHS fraud tip line and reported her. That’s their ‘strong controls.’ Deadbeats telling on other deadbeats for nothing more than the mere satisfaction of revenge.

Anonymous said...

@2:58 PM - You must not do the grocery shopping for your household. I am single and spend more than $1,000/month on groceries. Food right now is crazy expensive thanks to Bidenomics.

Anonymous said...

the mississippi EBT card, the politically correct current name for food stamps, is a yellow, trimmed with blue plastic card which looks just like a credit card from a distance.

this is so the recipients won't have to suffer the 'indignity' and the 'stigma' of having to whip out old fashioned food stamps.

while you are standing in line waiting to pay for your groceries with your hard earned money flash a glance at the color of the cards you see being fed into the machines.

you will see alot of yellow cards.

and smiling faces

why not?

if i got all freed be smiling too.

Anonymous said...

If food stamps were completely cut out, food prices would plummet by as much as 50% for working cash paying customers. Think about that.

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