Paterson social service clerk charged with unauthorized use of food stamp cards

A Passaic County Board of Social Services clerk has been arrested and charged with unauthorized use of food stamp cards, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Carol Austin, 61, of Paterson was arrested on Friday and charged with second-degree impersonation and theft of identity, third-degree theft by deception, and fourth-degree unauthorized use of food stamp coupons, authorities said.

Austin allegedly used food stamp benefits in Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards from five recipients. The cards did not belong to her, authorities said. She allegedly used more than $500 for herself from November …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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