http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/isle_take_that_welfare_scam_VBsTspIxia2GA9o2oS505L

Adding insult to injury . . . . . .

Food-stamp fraud in New York has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.
. . . . . New Yorkers on welfare are buying food with their benefit cards and shipping it in blue barrels . . . . .

But not everyone is giving the taxpayer-funded fare to starving children abroad. . . . . .

“It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller named Maria-Teresa said Friday.

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“I don’t know how much of a business it is, but I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said.