SNAP Fraud Bill Passes PA Senate

A bill designed to crack down on fraud in a public assistance program was won final approval in the state Senate. The bill focuses on SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. It seeks to crack down on what's known as SNAP trafficking, according to the bill's co-sponsor, state Senator Ryan Aument. The bill, which now goes to the Governor, identifies this crime as a second-degree felony, punishable by restitution of up to three times the amount of the fraud committed.