Columbia, KY asked in Identity Theft for Kentucky

Q: Accused of using someones EBT card

I am being accused of using someones EBT card. I got a text from who I thought was my grandmother, of the EBT card number. I bought groceries with it and manually typed it in while looking at my phone. I am on camera doing this. I was unaware it was someone elses card. Now, my case was sent to the inspector generals office. Im only 18 and still in high school, clean record. What do I do? Am I going to jail? It was $83. I have the photos of the text I got, but not the actual text because I got a new phone.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Hire a lawyer. Be prepared to repay the $83. You will not likely go to jail. Case will probably be diverted and dismissed if you don’t get in anymore trouble.

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