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Stolen Food Stamps

By Yvette Yeon - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The last bit of Similac left is used sparingly until Victoria Johnson get's her next deposit of food stamps money.

An EBT card with the full monthly deposit of $333 was stolen last Friday night, when Johnson went out to a Richmond Halloween party. She immediately called police and filed a report.

"That money goes to my daughter, it doesn't go to me," said Johnson.

It may just be a stolen wallet but inside was that EBT card - food stamps money to buy 10 month-old Camiah her milk and food for the month.

"It really hurt because why would somebody do this to another person. I wouldn't do it to nobody else," said Johnson.

At around 1 a.m. Monday, there is a record of someone using Johnson's food stamps card at the Wal-Mart on Brooks Road. That person purchased $159 worth of goods. In total, her card was used at 6 different places. In the end Johnson was only left with $2.35. Victoria has been barely getting by.

Government benefits like food stamps help support baby Camiah. The two are staying at a friend's place for now -- a couple of blankets and a pillow to rest their heads at night. Johnson's grateful.

"I mean I have friends that help me out but that's it," said Johnson.

For now, she's unsure if she'll ever get that money back.

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