The Louisiana Dept. of Children and Family Services will be prosecuting all the Walmart food stamp shoppers who they determine took advantage of a Xerox mistake on Saturday that gave the welfare recipients access to an unlimited buying power on their EBT cards, according to KSLA.com.
The government agency said in a post on Saturday that the disruption to their SNAP EBT transaction services was not a result of the federal government shutdown. They also stated that the system, which temporarily malfunctioned and cut off all access to card funds for users, is now operational, despite the fact that at one point it led to a malfunction in the favor of welfare recipients, giving them unlimited spending power for a short time.
In addition, the Louisiana Dept. of Children and Family Services stated that "the system that DFCS uses to track EBT card usage and identity fraud were still in place," at the time of the excessive spending limit error. And that DFCS will be investigating fraud claims that arose from the Walmart shopping spree by welfare food stamp card holders. And they will be prosecuting those they find to have defrauded the government--to the fullest extent of the law.
Report DFCS food stamp fraud in order to prevent the abuse of a system meant to help the nation's neediest families. After all, too many Americans need that financial service at this time, and those who are going to abuse it will cut into the ability for the government to meet those legitimate needs. And they shouldn't be able to do that just because they got greedy, when they could.