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How do you feel about this? SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7818 posts
11th May '13

There is a woman on a local garage sale site that I noticed yesterday.



This woman was using her FOOD STAMPS to buy a phone from someone. When someone confronted her, she claimed it was not illegal or wrong to do.



:shock:

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33159 posts
status 11th May '13

Print screen, and report? I'd probably do that.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21633 posts
11th May '13

Totally legit :roll:

meghanrachelle 4 kids; Pontiac, MI, United States 148 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" There is a woman on a local garage sale site that I noticed yesterday. This woman was using her FOOD ... [snip!] ... FOOD STAMPS to buy a phone from someone. When someone confronted her, she claimed it was not illegal or wrong to do. :shock:"


Umm yeah. That's illegal. She's either really stupid or really shady, but I'm gonna assume she's just shady.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5828 posts
11th May '13

Do they still use paper FS in your state? I thought most place had switched to the card to prevent these things.



Anyway, no, it's not legal. They're called FOOD stamps for a reason.
Although I have heard that there are some gas stations that accept FS's for gas. I am pretty sure it's illegal.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7818 posts
11th May '13
Quoting meghanrachelle:" Umm yeah. That's illegal. She's either really stupid or really shady, but I'm gonna assume she's just shady."


She's the same woman who claimed I lied about our apartment fire. (Even though I was interviewed on the news about it....)



Apparently, she got ripped off in a drug deal off of the same website and constantly posts about the woman who ripped her off. She has never said it was a drug deal, but the details of her story.....you can tell.



I just couldn't believe she was publicly trying to sell food stamps for a phone.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
11th May '13

It is illegal, but I don't care honestly. I don't know how they'll get away with using someone else's ebt card, though.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7818 posts
11th May '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" It is illegal, but I don't care honestly. I don't know how they'll get away with using someone else's ebt card, though."


I have an EBT card and my mom has used my card to buy us groceries before. I was extremely sick so she went to the store for me. All you have to know is the PIN number.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:</b>" She's the same woman who claimed I lied about our apartment fire. (Even though I was interviewed on ... [snip!] ... the details of her story.....you can tell. I just couldn't believe she was publicly trying to sell food stamps for a phone."</blockquote>




She sounds like a peice of work...I'd report it

Iyahna :^P Temecula, California 11354 posts
11th May '13

That's something you don't blurt out in public lol what an idiot.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I have an EBT card and my mom has used my card to buy us groceries before. I was extremely sick so she went to the store for me. All you have to know is the PIN number."


Back when I was on FS, they always asked for my ID.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
11th May '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" It is illegal, but I don't care honestly. I don't know how they'll get away with using someone else's ebt card, though."


They don''t ask for any kind of ID, all you need is the pin #.



It's not legal or right, but I know a lot of people that do it. I have seen someone once who bought someone some food with FS in exchange for gas so she could drive to the hospital. Still not legal or completely moral, but in cases like that I can understand someone doing it.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59160 posts
11th May '13

I'd report it ASAP. It's highly illegal and if she's trading more than $500, in California, it's a felony. They can do an EBT card transaction search and see where it's been used and by whom. For example, if she gives her card to someone and then gets another one it's super easy to prosecute those cases.

Lumen.Ash Due November 23; 1 child; Denver, Colorado 1272 posts
11th May '13

Ummm that's terrible... you don't NEED a phone... and some people NEED food.... she's abusing the system.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7818 posts
11th May '13
Quoting susanesque:" They don''t ask for any kind of ID, all you need is the pin #. It's not legal or right, but I know ... [snip!] ... she could drive to the hospital. Still not legal or completely moral, but in cases like that I can understand someone doing it."


For sure. In cases like that, I can see why someone would do it. But for a damn cell phone!?



What's funny......When she claimed I lied, I went off on her and showed everyone on the site the news interview...She retorted by calling me a "broke nothing" and proceeded to brag about how "rich" she is. Yet......People who are rich don't trade food stamps for smart phones. Hell....Even people who are poor don't trade food stamps for smart phones. I get food stamps and I hoard those things like it's nothing!! No way am I going to take food from my cabinets or out of my son's belly for something like a used smart phone?