In case you didn’t know, you can’t buy an iPad with a food stamp card. The little devices have become all the rage, leading one woman to try to see if she could game the system by making a purchase that would land her in national news.
Tracy Browning went into a Walmart store in Louisville, Kentucky and tried to buy not one, but two iPads with her EBT card. The odd thing about it is that when you try to make this kind of purchase, it’s not as if you are simply sent away, you can actually get into trouble with the police.
Browning probably made things worse for herself by panicking and hitting the clerk on her way out the door. She tried to run, but police caught up with her, wondering why she felt that she could use a food stamp card to buy an iPad. The last we checked, iPads were not edible.
Here”s where the story gets even stranger: The woman was caught by police and arrested at another Walmart, trying to buy more iPads. It seems that she didn’t learn her lesson the first time around. Food stamp fraud is serious, so don’t ever try to steal the government’s money. They are always happy to send you to prison for doing just that.