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A Seattle couple was a bit surprised when federal agents raided their 1.2 million dollar home over the weekend. As agents flanked the boat dock,  stormed the gardens and scaled the privacy walls, the husband and wife dropped their cappuccinos spilling the espresso and milk combination all over their recently purchased tickets to sunny St. Tropez. Countless rare porcelain figurines were shattered in the fray. Their expensive contemporary art pieces were knocked askew on the  walls. Boot prints and scuff marks now litter the heated granite floors. The butler’s pantry was left a mess, littered with an array of W.I.C. labeled products like cheese, peanut butter and br…

Huh? Oh, did I not mention that the couple living in this 2,500 square feet, waterfront Seattle mansion had been collecting welfare? To the tune of $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, plus state and government disability checks and food stamps for more than 10 years.

Arrested and detained yet not formally charged to date, the couple apparently used some loop-hole in the law that permits low-income families to get housing assistance, yet does not distinguish where one can live while receiving said assistance.

Its not all bad though. I mean, despite their jaguars parked in the driveway, tens of thousands in savings and lavish vacations to destinations like Turkey, Tel Aviv and resort towns in Mexico, the couple was quite generous and gave money to a variety of charities!


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