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POLICE BEAT: Expensive handbag and EBT card?

Letter by Jerry L. Heitzman, Lacey on Dec. 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 30 Comments »
December 19, 2011 1:40 pm

The article in Sunday’s News Tribune regarding the stolen Coach handbag begs a question: Why was the victim of this $1,150 loss carrying an EBT card as well as a state DSHS card? If she qualifies for both cards, how can she afford this expensive handbag (along with $400 in cash and an unspecified number of prepaid gift cards and credit cards)?

This appears to be another example of how poorly our state oversees the state welfare program.

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