That's what a GAO (Government Accounting Office) report says. My first response was a hearty "No Shit!" because food stamp fraud has been rampant for as long as I've been a police officer.
Back in the day when food stamps were actually pieces of paper, given out in little books, they were traded like cash on the underground market.
Several months ago, Milady was shopping at the grocers when she was approached by a woman with an EBT card. The lady had benefits, but wanted cash, so she offered to pay for MIlady's groceries on the card, then settle-up for cash outside the store. Milady, of course, declined, and told store managers that the woman was running a scam.
But, the point of the post is when the government publishes a report that says benefit fraud is rampant, any thinking taxpayer will conclude that the report itself is a waste of time and money. Of course food stamp fraud is rampant. It always has been.