Snap benefit scam leaves Nashville dad with less than $1 dollar on his EBT card


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dale Piar stopped at Kroger last week to do some last-minute Thanksgiving shopping but he left empty-handed.

He said he had the turkey and the trimmings when he went to check out and his EBT card was declined.

He said he tried several times, and again the card declined only to find out he had $.88 left on his card.

“I had everything on the counter, and it ran through and that’s when I found out that my card was declined.”

Piar says he and his son went to several different grocery stores when the funds were issued on their card this month.

But by the second trip, the card was declined.

“I was surprised because I knew I had $242.86. And I said, ‘Oh my god, what happened?” said Piar.

Piar says he immediately called the Tennessee Department of Human Services who is aware of the month’s long issue.

“The TDHS and its Office of Inspector General are aware of reports of EBT card fraud as a result of card skimming. We…

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