Alachua County Man Arrested For SNAP Fraud
Published December 13th, 2013
ALACHUA COUNTY -- It's apparently a case of the rich getting richer -- at the expense of the poor.
Alachua County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man after they say he bought numerous food stamp cards at a reduced price, and then used those cards to buy hundreds of dollars worth of groceries.
According to his arrest report, Greg Liuzzo, 55, was caught buying other people's SNAP cards at half-price, and then using the cards at various stores for his own personal purchases -- in one case, he bought more than $80 worth of lobster tails.
"It doesn't appear from what we've learned so far, and seeing this gentleman's background and assets, that he by any means needed the SNAP assistance whatsoever," said ASO spokesman Art Forgey.
Liuzzo told investigators he was accepting the SNAP cards as collateral for advanced cash payments. He's since been booked into the Alachua County Jail where he faces a growing number of fraud charges.
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