Why aren’t card sellers arrested?

I would like to thank The Herald again for its in-depth investigation on the front page article today “Letter warns store owner.” In the article, Sgt. Bosman explains that the store owner is accused of purchasing “for pennies on the dollar” EBT cards from low-income members of our community and they are investigating it as a nuisance property. My question to Sgt. Bosman is why are we not prosecuting the people that are selling their EBT cards, instead of just the store owner? There is no mention of it.

Isn’t it illegal to sell food stamps for pennies on the dollar and use the money to buy things that welfare doesn’t cover? I guess it’s just not worth tracking these people down who are breaking the law. The store owner seems to be worth prosecuting. Why him and not the high-class citizens selling him the cards?

I find it hard to believe the cards are not traceable. The Everett police should prosecute these people just like the store owner and their free food stamp handouts should be taken away from them! After all, it is taxpayer money, so who cares right? I guess common sense doesn’t go as far as it used to. Thanks again for The Herald’s usual in-depth investigation before printing an article and thanks to the police for failing to arrest the upstanding high society citizens that are stealing tax payer dollars by selling their free EBT cards. Two thumbs up guys!

Matt Sterett

Arlington

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