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Fraudulent use of EBT cards seeing an increase, scrutiny

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Hubbard County Social Services is experiencing an up tick in, for lack of a better term, food stamp fraud.

Although actual food stamps haven't been issued in a decade and have given way to EBT cards, those Electronic Benefit Transfers have been abused.

And investigators are delving into the problem, which local social service personnel would like to see changed legislatively.

Some beneficiaries have sold their EBT cards and PIN numbers for cash.

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