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Police: Woman Sold Food Stamps On Facebook

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File photo of the Facebook homepage. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

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SPRING HILL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A woman was arrested by authorities with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office after she sold her food stamps on Facebook.

According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Floriduh blog, local resident Ashley Renee McGinley offered the government-supplied EBT card to interested parties on the social networking site. Her post reportedly offered $100 worth of stamps for $50.

The offer was published to her Facebook account last month, a report from the Sheriff’s Office obtained by the blog indicated, which led several parties to file complaints against her.

On August 20, deputies went to interrogate McGinley, only to find that she was already in prison on unrelated charges.

After reading McGinley her Miranda rights on the new charges, she confessed to selling the stamps to Kenneth Dunham, a reported friend of hers.

On Monday, police formally charged McGinley – who was still in prison – with welfare fraud. The blog learned that this is her fourth booking this year in the Hernando County Jail.

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