BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana taxpayers won't be on the hook for a decision by some Louisiana retailers who allowed holders of government "electronic benefit transfer" cards to make unlimited purchases, even though they could not check card balances.
It happened when an outage interrupted electronic food stamp service in 17 states Saturday. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/17qhuqz) that cashiers at Wal-Mart stores in Mansfield and Springhill allowed EBT recipients to make unlimited purchases. And some spent well beyond their balances.
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