Should I report welfare fraud and if so, how can I do it anonymously? A lady I work with has asked me if I want to get WIC but I told her in no way should I qualify. She says that I could. She says she qualifies with a kid as long as they don't report her husband's income. How can you not report your husbands income if he lives with you? I didn't even think that was possible. Is there no system to validate this type of stuff? Will she eventually be caught or should I report it? If so, how do I report anonymously? What type of punishment would she likely get? I wouldn't want for my whistleblowing to ruin her family's life but I don't like to see someone get away with it. It sounds like this type of stuff happens all the time. It makes me angry that my family struggles honestly and dishonest people get away with this.
What would you really accomplish by reporting her, other than causing harm to her life?
If she's making the effort to get support from a program like WIC, then she probably isn't living like a king. If you family is struggling like you claim, then you could also look for support.
My girlfriend was on WIC when she was pregnant, and even though we weren't married they still considered my income and expenses and we had to provide documentation (pay stubs, power bills, etc). With combined incomes we were making around $60,000 per year, but she still qualified for assistance. We could have survived without it, but I also didn't feel guilty about keeping an extra $70 a month for milk, beans, juice, and vegetables. This enabled us to buy healthier foods during pregnancy, which ultimately helped develop a smarter, healthier, and more productive member of society than without the assistance. You pay for it, so you might as well use it.