Wednesday, February 9, 2011
"There is evidence of EBT cards being used at firearm dealers, liquor stores, tattoo parlors, tobacco outlets and strip clubs," Carrell said in a statement. "These cards are supposed to be used for the benefit of children – not adults – and children are not using these cards at strip clubs or to buy alcohol. We need to make certain the funds are being used in a manner intended by taxpayers."
A companion piece of legislation, Senate Bill 5329, would create a special investigations department within the state auditor's office to investigate fraud and abuse.
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