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Woman loses hundreds in SNAP benefits after EBT card info stolen

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A Denver woman lost hundreds of dollars in a suspected skimming scam.

DENVER — Penny Privitera is a mother of three, responsible for feeding a family of five. She found herself in a tough situation after the money on her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits card ran out, but she didn’t make any purchases.

She said someone else used her Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. 

“There was a little over $700 in benefits and within five minutes, completely gone,” Privitera said. “I’m just glad for good neighbors. Otherwise, we would’ve probably been starving the last few days.”

On Dec. 1…

2023-12-10 19:12:48

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