Of course it could be that the story was highlighting peoples ability to take liberties and that the people that actually need the food were being deprived by piss taking bastards but I realise that in your world there are no piss taking bastards ;-)
And what would that achieve. I think we already know there are people who try to cheat systems and you can only do so much. You just have to accept that sometimes people who don't need the help get it.
The aim was purely to try to add to the demonisation of the poor that is oozing from Westminster out through the media.