By: Kyle James | 10-20-2017 | News
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Craigslist Ads Selling Food Assistance For Irma Victims Warrants Investigation

There are signs that much needed assistance meant to be for Irma victims is being misused. Posts on reveal people are selling their cards which could only be attained by standing in a long line in Southwest Miami-Dade for hours. One man, a father of five named Larry Thomas, says "You know, I have five kids, so definitely was a lot of food that we lost." Thomas says the much needed assistance will help him put food on the table but others seem to be abusing that help.

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Ads on offer food assistance cards with balances of $1,001 for $900 in cash. Another victim of Irma, Renita Holmes, who says she herself waited in the hot sun for hours to receive the help has a message for the people behind the ads. "Shame on you. Shame on you,” Renita says. “Especially if you’re selling it just to get some extra cash." Another person said, "They should get people like that. Police should be involved with people like that and arrest them."

DCF investigators said they are monitoring Craigslist and social media. The authorities also said they would be going after anyone who trying to sell their assistance online.

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Anonymous No. 10020 2017-10-20 : 15:59

If people are selling their welfare cards they should be identified and their benefits revoked as its obvious they don't need it. SAD!!!!

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