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La. disqualifies food stamp recipients for overspending (Wal-Mart Looting Update)
The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | February 24, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 02/24/2014 10:07:03 AM PST by abb

Louisiana’s social services department says it stripped food stamps from six people who deliberately overspent their monthly benefits when the electronic service was down in October.

The Department of Children and Family Services said Monday it also is working to disqualify another 25 food stamp recipients.

Several Louisiana retailers allowed food stamp recipients to make unlimited purchases on Oct. 12, when the electronic card system was down and balances couldn’t be checked.

DCFS says some took advantage of the computer snafu and spent more than their available benefits. The department says it is pursuing 500 people who misspent $315,000.

No taxpayer dollars paid for the improper food stamp purchases because DCFS says it didn’t cover the costs of retailers, who didn’t follow the process for when the electronic system crashes.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foodstamps; looting; louisiana; walmart
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Recall this story from last October.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3078780/posts Shelves in Two Lousiana Walmarts Cleared When Welfare Recipients Thought They Were Getting Free Food

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3078911/posts Food stamp shopping spree, who pays? (WalMart Looting Story Update)

1 posted on 02/24/2014 10:07:04 AM PST by abb
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To: abb

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/31-snap-recipients-to-be-disqualified-for-misuse-of-ebt-cards-during-outage/24639876


2 posted on 02/24/2014 10:09:16 AM PST by abb
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To: abb

Walmart can swallow $315,000 easily. And it sounds like it was their fault anyway.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 10:10:49 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: abb
Well, without a doubt the Department of Children and Family Services is racist.
4 posted on 02/24/2014 10:12:03 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: abb

That’s racist.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 10:12:20 AM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: abb

That was cheaper than having the store burned down and the employees killed by the EBT zombies!


6 posted on 02/24/2014 10:12:44 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: fungoking

Yep. If you’re white you can’t get them unless you vote for 0 and take the Communist oath.


7 posted on 02/24/2014 10:16:45 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: DannyTN
HUH? You are ridiculous. What was Walmart to do? Deny any benefits and then take a beating in the liberal media?
8 posted on 02/24/2014 10:17:46 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: abb

Good.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 10:19:16 AM PST by stanne
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To: abb

Why not disqualify all 500 thieves???


10 posted on 02/24/2014 10:19:27 AM PST by AuditTheFed
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To: abb

they should prosecute instead. All those free loaders will do is move to Texas and apply for befits here.


11 posted on 02/24/2014 10:19:55 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: abb

“Several Louisiana retailers allowed food stamp recipients to make unlimited purchases on Oct. 12, when the electronic card system was down and balances couldn’t be checked.”

That was a pretty stupid solution. Why didn’t they tell people they could spend up to $50 or $100? That’s enough to tide anyone over for a day or two.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 10:20:27 AM PST by jocon307
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13 posted on 02/24/2014 10:21:05 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DannyTN

I agree with Kansas
Walmart was in a no win situation
but just because they can afford it doesn’t make it right
I think the SNAP people, whether state or fed should deduct the amount the welfare thieves overspeant until it is paid bak

on another angle. do we really think these welfare thieves won’t be reinstated?


14 posted on 02/24/2014 10:21:37 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: abb

Nothing will come of it. See videos for explanation.


15 posted on 02/24/2014 10:22:45 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: DannyTN

Walmart chickened out in this, as all the shopkeepers I see do (Texas). Enablers.

Daily, I see infractions of culture and justice in the stores, no kidding.

Pushy foreign language speakers, managers drooling and tripping over themselves.

It is a disgusting display of cowardice and total dependence on the military for fighting for our culture and liberty.

It is disgusting.

Walmart had better eat this.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 10:22:56 AM PST by stanne
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To: DannyTN

So if someone is rich and is stolen from then oh well, they had enough money anyway. Just, wow.


17 posted on 02/24/2014 10:24:08 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Kansas58

According to the article, Walmart had procedures given them by the state that they didn’t follow.

If you are expecting reimbursement from the state for something like food stamps, they you ought to follow the state’s procedures.


18 posted on 02/24/2014 10:25:43 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: abb

If this is the case then Walmart should be “pursueing” them. It was they who allowed it to happen. Let them sue. Of course, they’ll never do that since at least a third of their business comes from ebt cards.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 10:25:48 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: DannyTN; Kansas58

“And it sounds like it was their fault anyway.”

Walmart had some fault due to the tech glitch but there’s no excuse for these leeches to pirate and steal from the system. The good news is that these clowns obama money will be taken from them. Hope these pukes starve..


20 posted on 02/24/2014 10:26:41 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: abb

21 posted on 02/24/2014 10:27:16 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Walmart lays down with dogs, they’re gonna’ get fleas.

Walmart’s business model and EBT cards is nothing more than Walmart assisting the government in wealth redistrubution. Let them pay for it.


22 posted on 02/24/2014 10:27:22 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: tuffydoodle
"So if someone is rich and is stolen from then oh well, they had enough money anyway. Just, wow."

Who stole from who? Walmart didn't follow the state's procedures for when the system was down. How is that the state's responsibility? It was Walmart who decided to let the people have free reign. Walmart should eat it.

23 posted on 02/24/2014 10:29:04 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: tuffydoodle
"So if someone is rich and is stolen from then oh well, they had enough money anyway. Just, wow."

Who stole from who? Walmart didn't follow the state's procedures for when the system was down. How is that the state's responsibility? It was Walmart who decided to let the people have free reign. Walmart should eat it.

24 posted on 02/24/2014 10:29:04 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

Ya. In the end, I wonder if it would just be passed on to the consumer.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 10:30:02 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: DannyTN
According to the article, Walmart had procedures given them by the state that they didn’t follow.

The instructions were probably like the Affordable Care Act. 1800 pages of indecipherable bureaucratic gibberish.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 10:30:11 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: abb

27 posted on 02/24/2014 10:30:25 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: VerySadAmerican
"Let them sue. "

Civil suits against welfare recipients is just going to cost lawyer fees without any payback whatsoever. But Walmart knew there was no recourse unless the state ponied up, when they made the decision to ignore procedures.

28 posted on 02/24/2014 10:30:41 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: abb

Dey dint no...dem maths iz hard


29 posted on 02/24/2014 10:33:48 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: tuffydoodle
Lol....your comment reminded me of this...

Let them touch those things...!

30 posted on 02/24/2014 10:34:30 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Red Badger

31 posted on 02/24/2014 10:34:52 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: abb

Democrats: There’s a liberal judge for that.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 10:35:33 AM PST by Know et al (Spill chick want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: JPG

I posted that pic the first time and it was cut off................


33 posted on 02/24/2014 10:36:02 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: DannyTN
And it sounds like it was their fault anyway.

That arguable, but for sake of discussion, less assume it's true.

Which is cheaper, eating the $300k, or rebuilding a store burnt down by feral humans?

34 posted on 02/24/2014 10:38:33 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Walmart accepts a considerable amount of theft anyway.

My sister has worked for Walmart for some 20 years and says that they’re supposed to look the other way on petty theft up to $100 dollars. If its a chronic shoplifter they bar them from the store and if they keep coming back they have police remove them from the store. Its an escalating thing where someone really needs to steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise before things get serious.

However she does point out that the bulk of the theft comes at the hands of employees.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 10:38:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AuditTheFed

They appear to still be pursuing other individuals. I predict more disqualifications will be announced in the future.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 10:40:14 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: abb

If you overspend on your credit card or if the bank screws up and gives you too much money, you are required to pay it back. So I don’t see anything wrong with cutting off peopel who spent too much. They should have to pay it back too. Better yet, the state should do a better job of forcing these people to work at real, paying jobs.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 10:40:28 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: abb

I smell a lawsuit.


38 posted on 02/24/2014 10:41:43 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DannyTN

Walmart should have imposed a reasonable limit.

What am I saying? Should these cards exist at all? I dunno enough about EBT cards and who gets them.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 10:43:44 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: DannyTN

The person who decided to honor the unlimited SNAP cards likely saved lives. When gibsmedats riot, they take no prisoners. Just the store damage alone would have been more than the SNAP overages.


40 posted on 02/24/2014 10:56:40 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Exactly! Not to mention killing the poor cashiers.


41 posted on 02/24/2014 10:58:27 AM PST by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: DannyTN
Was it worth a riot?

Can't blame Walmart. The cost was less than a burnt out store and the risk of injured workers.

42 posted on 02/24/2014 11:01:31 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

agreed.. the issue is whether or not these people should be cut off, not whether or not the big evil Wal-Mart should eat it, which I understand they already have.

those people knew they were stealing, they knew the cards were not loaded for that amount of purchase...

they should be cut off and I am very happy they will be.


43 posted on 02/24/2014 11:19:27 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: goodwithagun

“The person who decided to honor the unlimited SNAP cards likely saved lives.”

They should have just allowed a minimum purchase amount with each card until the system was restored to proper function. Maybe $200 or so. If they riot, call in the squad from Angola State Prison. They can handle uppity yutes.


44 posted on 02/24/2014 11:19:58 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: abb
Posuing deez peeple iz da re-instatootion of slavery!
That is what was shouted when Reagan tried to get welfare recipients to go to work...
45 posted on 02/24/2014 11:26:03 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: abb

There will be hell to pay when Sharptongue and Hijackson take up the cudgel for the greedy ones cut out of EBT.


46 posted on 02/24/2014 11:35:22 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: DannyTN
Walmart can swallow $315,000 easily. And it sounds like it was their fault anyway.

Walmart would have needed ten times their usual security.

The computer "glitch" was discovered when someone overran their available funds, realized it, and was not flagged by the computer. Word quickly spread by ObamaPhone, and the store was overrun by minority shoppers within a short time.

When the store recognized the problem things quickly got ugly when they tried to reign in purchases. To prevent severe civil unrest Walmart just ran the cards.

I do not understand how any of this can be considered Walmart's fault.

47 posted on 02/24/2014 12:28:12 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: CurlyDave

There were two stores where this happened. One was in Springhill, LA, and the other in Mansfield, LA. They are about 60 miles apart, as the crow flies.


48 posted on 02/24/2014 12:30:49 PM PST by abb
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To: CurlyDave
"When the store recognized the problem things quickly got ugly when they tried to reign in purchases. To prevent severe civil unrest Walmart just ran the cards."

What exactly did Walmart do to try to reign in the purchases? What were the state procedures they were supposed to follow?

I have a hard time believing Walmart couldn't call up the local police force and ask for assistance. The police here practically station people at Walmart because they generate so much tax revenues.

49 posted on 02/24/2014 12:34:11 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: CurlyDave
"When the store recognized the problem things quickly got ugly when they tried to reign in purchases. To prevent severe civil unrest Walmart just ran the cards."

What exactly did Walmart do to try to reign in the purchases? What were the state procedures they were supposed to follow?

I have a hard time believing Walmart couldn't call up the local police force and ask for assistance. The police here practically station people at Walmart because they generate so much tax revenues.

50 posted on 02/24/2014 12:34:11 PM PST by DannyTN
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