Heroin Dealer Allegedly Posts Bail with His EBT Card

Becket Adams, The Blaze, April 11, 2012

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards (the debit card equivalent of food stamps) have been at the center of a heated national discussion on welfare reform. There have been numerous reports of EBT card abuse and some states have started cracking down on card holders. Of course, whenever someone talks about welfare reform, one side of the political spectrum claims it’s “racially motivated.”

However, even those claims might be put aside for a moment in Massachusetts after a heroin [dealer] allegedly posted bail with his EBT card.

“A convicted drug dealer…is the new face of welfare abuse, according to tough-minded lawmakers who are pushing…for a crackdown,” John Zaremba and Chris Cassidy of the Boston Herald write.

Kimball Clark, 45, was arrested on Friday on drug related charges—again. Yeah, he’s a multiple offender.

While making his one phone call, police overheard him say: “get my EBT card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa’ here tonight.”

Obviously, the thought of convicted felon using his taxpayer-funded EBT to post bail isn’t sitting well with a lot of people.

“It’s another outrage,” said Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-MA), who criticizes the state for failing to push tough restrictions on the cards.

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Kimball Clark

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  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    What surprises me is that there are any politicians in Massa-cuckoo that are upset.  It seems to me that NOT allowing the EBT card to be used as the get out of jail free card is a form of racism.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Don’t know why Massachusetts is so liberal. Must be something in the water.

      I mean, besides Mary Jo Kopechne! [rimshot]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aunti-Occupy/100003232140389 Aunti Occupy

    Will Zimmerman be allowed to do the same?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W25W7Z72IPG34VCBTTORC7GE3U Steven

      With cop cars getting shot he might be safer in solatary.

  • redfeathers

    Will any so-called conservatives introduce legislation to deny felons welfare and EBT?

  • JackKrak

    “It’s another outrage,” said Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-MA), who criticizes the state for failing to push tough restrictions on the cards.

    I assume there hasn’t even been a symbolic word of protest from the good people of the Democratic Party of Massachusetts. Doing so would insult the holy trinity of their voting base – inmates, drug users/dealers and welfare cheats.

  • Michael_shishak

    I’m in Massachusetts, and, like many of my neighbors, I am outraged by the abuse of EBT cards.  There is growing resistance to our liberal political culture & status as a welfare- and sanctuary state, from some surprising quarters.

    There’s a blog about the illegal immigrant problem on Martha’s Vineyard that’s been raising eyebrows (and hackles): Operation Punchbowl – Google it & check it out.

    Massachusetts isn’t lost.  We’re not anti-American.  And, best of all, the people are waking up.  Watch us!

  • Anon12

    While making his one phone call, police overheard him say: “get my EBT
    card and go to the ATM and get the money to bail me out, get me outa’
    here tonight.”
    ———————————

    One can use their card at a debit ATM to get all their money out for ANYTHING!  How does the ATM know how the money is going to be used? Once you have cash in hand NO ONE knows how it will be used!  Just as no one knows how we are going to spend our CASH!

      They also did it when their checks used to arrive in the mail. They cashed it and spent it on whatever they wanted to. Once they have cash in hand no matter how they got it, they can buy drugs, alcohol, gamble, prostitutes or whatever!  This has always been the case with most of these welfare users.  We are the fools for giving these criminals and cheats welfare in the first place. These welfare “moms’ who keep having baby after baby by different men use their money on drugs, alcohol, new boyfriends, and anything else they want to use it on.  Rarely do their kids needs get the bulk of it.  This is what happens when one gets “free” money from us taxpayers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.morrow1 Hunter Morrow

    He’s free, he’s free, swiped his EBT

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzspsovNvII

  • ncpride

    States really do need some serious welfare reform, and I have no patience for chumps like this who abuse the system, but I have seen poor Whites that desperately need a helping hand.

    Just a few weeks ago I was standing in line at a local discount store behind a White girl that was obviously dirt poor

    • ncpride

      Oops.. lemme finish…. this girl was trying to use her EBT card, but didn’t have enough to pay for what she had, and the cashier was being so rude to her that I stepped up and told her to void the transaction, and I would help her to re-organize and shop. I introduced myself to the girl, told her to pick what she needed for the week, and paid for it myself, to many tearful thank-yous. I’m not sure how she came to be in such dire circumstances… I just saw one of my own who needed help. It’s just aggravating to know there are people like her out there, and then we have THIS guy… UGGG!

  • Detroit_WASP

    I have always believed, no I have always KNOWN that drug dealer and their wives and children use the EBT to supplement their drug income.

  • ageofknowledge

    I’m not sure the state cares if more taxpayer dollars are transferred to support the enormous judicial prison industrial complex that now exists in the U.S..