Deprived of assistance: Victims of benefit fraud desperate for help as theft soars

Deprived of assistance: Victims of benefit fraud desperate for help as theft soars

BALTIMORE — Families in Maryland who had their federal assistance benefits stolen are asking for state help. Thieves swipe SNAP and cash aid before cardholders have a chance to withdraw their money. When victims report this theft to the Maryland Department of Social Services, they are told that their benefits will not be replaced. “Help …

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