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WalMart Will Foot The Bill After a Computer Glitch Gave Unlimited Funds On EBT Card

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WalMart will have to pay for hundreds of thousands of dollars of groceries bought by Louisiana food stamp recipients after a computer glitch gave them unlimited funds on their government-issued credit cards.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, which oversees the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card program in the state, said WalMart could have instituted an emergency $50 limit for each customer, but chose not to – and as a result, the retail giant must foot the sizable bill.

It comes after dozens of welfare families with EBT cards picked the shelves bare in stores in Springhill and Mansfield on Saturday and walked away with up to ten shopping carts filled with meat and other groceries – in a spending frenzy described by local officials as ‘worse than Black Friday’.

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