It's done all the time just as was food stamp fraud although much easier to track.<quoted text>
the EBT cards are for sale.... the cards do not include a photo ID, so a recipient who is looking to sell his or her benefits for cash can simply do so and then report them stolen or lost and be issued a replacement...they could also charge a buyer much more, and never report the card as missing, effectively transferring their entitlement benefits for cash....
Recently in Daytona a couple of convenience/grocery stores were busted for buying EBT cards for a fraction of the worth and a gal who's son owned a restaurant was buying them then purchasing his restaurant supplies. She was shopping at Sam's and elsewhere whipping out a half dozen cards at a time to pay the cashier.
Nobody gives a sht and the penalties are slight.
There are some legendary stories about food stamps.