Courts & Crime

October 18, 2010

Welfare fraud has dropped due to EBT cards, experts say

Across the country, people have found creative ways of abusing Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, which have replaced monthly food stamp coupons and welfare checks as a means for poor people to put meals on the table and clothe their children. Fraud investigators and program administrators insist that only a tiny percentage of welfare recipients intentionally scam the system, and that misuse of benefits has dropped since EBT cards were first introduced more than a decade ago.

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