The United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, offers benefits to eligible low-income families known as food stamps that allow individuals and families to purchase consumable items for their home through a government-funded program. However, individuals and businesses can commit food stamp fraud, and these individuals and companies need to be reported to the USDA and/or the Office of Inspector General in the state's regional departments. Food stamp fraud is a federal offense and can result in suspension of the program or even jail time.
Fill out an online form to report welfare benefits fraud. This can be done at the Michigan Department of Human Services website found in the References section. You can file a client complaint, a business complaint or a DHS employee complaint straight through their website.
Call the USDA's Office of Inspector General for the Midwest Region, which includes the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. The number is (312) 353-1358.
Fax a letter regarding your concerns about food stamp fraud to the USDA Office of the Inspector General to (312) 353-8963.
Write a letter to the Office of the Inspector General.
USDA, Office of Inspector General 111 N. Canal Street, Suite 1130 Chicago, IL 60606-7295
Contact the Michigan Department of Human Services via mail at:
Department of Human Services 235 S. Grand Ave. PO Box 30037 Lansing, Michigan 48909
Call the Michigan Department of Human Services by phone at (517) 373-2035, or fax them a letter at (517) 335-6236.