Lewiston Man Sentenced to Six Months in Jail for Food Stamp Fraud

Updated 2 years ago

A 44-year-old Lewiston man has been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay restitution for stealing $3,600 from the state’s food stamp program. Christopher Frazer pleaded guilty Monday to theft by deception, misuse of identification and drug possession charges. Attorney General William Schneider says Frazer bought three electronic benefits transfer cards from food stamp recipients for cash. The EBT cards operate like ATM cards, with holders swiping them and entering their PIN numbers at store checkouts. Lewiston police discovered the cards while questioning Frazer on an unrelated matter. Besides the EBT cards, police found prescription drugs in Frazer’s apartment that he had bought from a friend.


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