There are more of us looking forward to this than you know! Good food, good fun, and open and honest people? Why would anyone NOT think that Lewiston/Auburn needs that? This will be a nice change from the seedy hole in the walls that Lewiston is known for.
Sorry but no. I agree that the system is in place to help people and a bunch of your comment is great, but the "nice guy helping out" is bs. When your store is given the readers and the contract to accept EBT you are made fully aware of the regulations, why they are in place, and what's going to happen to you if you break them (been there, read them).
He rolled the dice and profited nicely off of it. The fear of getting caught for this isn't there the way the fear of selling to a minor in the community is. They don't send in enough people undercover to bust people doing it and the machines are all manual entry. The state doesn't connect them to the antiquated computer systems that the corner markets have the way they do to Shaws or Walmart so this fraud goes on every day. If the owner doesn't know about it it's the clerks hooking up their friends.
I want to know why the clerks aren't on trial with him, they know they broke the law too.
If karma is real we might find out huh? Nothing like being a petty little person, then again when you live life as the worst you expect the worst from others. Here's hoping that you get to find out if your life is better never getting to do things you took for granted before someone else took them away.