Walmart: Food stamps spree caused by Xerox - CSMonitor.com
Next step on food stamp fraud up to Wal-Mart, local police say | NOLA.comXerox corporate spokesman Bill McKee provided a written company statement saying that Xerox has a "documented process for retailers like Wal-Mart to follow in response to EBT outages."
Would you like more?Xerox, a contractor in charge of EBT Cards, has an emergency backup procedure in place that allows retailers to call Xerox and authorize up to $50 in purchases per recipient during such outages.
It appears that it will most likely be WalMart who eats the cost, however they could go after those who overspent their limits. Now, it is not likely that WalMart would do this since WalMart doesn't generally prosecute attempted shoplifting, and this simply wouldn't look good for WalMart. In fact, the best thing they could do is eat the costs and claim that it helped people.