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Aloha! Massachusetts EBT cards used at posh hotels in Hawaii

6 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

EBT card holders from Massachusetts have spent their tax-funded benefits in almost every state - including popular vacation spots like Hawaii where welfare money was withdrawn at hotels in “paradise,” right on Waikiki Beach and the “best address” on Hanalei Bay, records show.
A Herald review of more than 2 million EBT expenditures in fiscal year 2019 found the cards being used in Hawaii on 18 different occasions. Thousands of other out-of-state transactions included cash withdrawals in Las Vegas, and numerous card uses in Alaska, California, Florida and Louisiana. The state Department of...
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