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Old 01-02-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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You can't make this up. The abuse of the Food Stamp system has gotten out of hand. Here is a fine example of what these people are doing. How can we as taxpaying citizens combat this epidemic of fleecing?


It’s come to this: Woman tries to buy iPad with food stamps « The Greenroom
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Relaxing with animals
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Agree that many Americans need to be more responsible, and that food stamp exploitation has gotten out of control. But AAs aren't the only ones who misuse it, so there's no need to jump on the racial angle, IMO. And what do you expect when the govt promises to give, give give? People will want, want, want. At least they're cracking down on the problem.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You can't make this up. The abuse of the Food Stamp system has gotten out of hand. Here is a fine example of what these people are doing. How can we as taxpaying citizens combat this epidemic of fleecing?


It’s come to this: Woman tries to buy iPad with food stamps « The Greenroom
Wrong.
This is a fine example of what one dumb broad tried to do.
No worry....you...'we'... don't have to do a thing.It gets combatted right away by not making it through the register.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Default Really though?

She wasn't arrested for the attempt of buying Ipads with her EBT card, she was arrested for shoplifting and assault on an employee of Wal-Mart. How old are you?

Oh and yes she's dumb, she might have been using her EBT card as a way to distract the cashier since she ran off with the merchandise. I mean, I could understand if the items were approved, which would go with your rant about this is where our money is going, but it was not approved so no, this is NOT where your money is going.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The iPads are locked and have to be paid for in electronics which they always place in the back of the store.
Did this woman think she could make it out the front door with an iPad ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Typical.........Just Typical: American Woman Jailed For Trying To Buy Multiple IPads With 'Food Stamp EBT Card'.


Really? This is typical?

Does that mean you can present us with statistics on the frequency of people buying nonfood items with Food Stamps?

Also, did you notice that the illegal use of the Food Stamp benefit card was blocked by the system designed to do just that?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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The iPads are locked and have to be paid for in electronics which they always place in the back of the store.
Did this woman think she could make it out the front door with an iPad ?
Obviously she did.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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You can't make this up. The abuse of the Food Stamp system has gotten out of hand. Here is a fine example of what these people are doing. How can we as taxpaying citizens combat this epidemic of fleecing?


It’s come to this: Woman tries to buy iPad with food stamps « The Greenroom
Did you read the link or just go off the title?

She's a shoplifter.
She was caught and arrested.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Many are. There is a website to the sheriffs department where I live that shows the current mugshots of the people arrested each day. It is rampant with shoplifters from the local Walmart and it's the same ones over and over and over. They all come from a poor neighborhood adjacent to the store.
Do you mean the same people shoplift and are caught and arrested day after day, or something else?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Do you mean the same people shoplift and are caught and arrested day after day, or something else?
Usually they get banned from the store after their 3rd shoplifting incident.

That girl that got shot in the Wallymart parking lot had been banned and had 3 previous shoplifting convictions. Yes the same ones keep going back.
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