AUGUSTA — Maine Attorney General William Schneider says a Lewiston man has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail for stealing from the food stamps program.

Schneider says 35-year-old Robert Baylor pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception and was sentenced last week for stealing $2,800.

Baylor was charged with stealing 14 months of Food Stamp benefits by selling his Electronic Benefits Transfer Card with $200 monthly benefits to another man for $100. The card works like an ATM card and requires that the card be swiped and a PIN number entered at a store checkout.

Schneider says the card loaded with state benefits “is not a commodity to be bought and sold.” The case was invested by state and Lewiston officials.

 

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