File - In this file photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, an Electronic benefit Transfer card, food stamp recipients use to purchase food, is seen at the Sacramento County Economic Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash _ sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist _ and then asking the government for replacement cards. The Agriculture Department is proposing new rules Thursday May 24, 2012 to curb the practice by giving states more power to investigate people who repeatedly claim to lose their benefit cards. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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File - In this file photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, an Electronic benefit Transfer card, food stamp recipients use to purchase food, is seen at the Sacramento County Economic Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash _ sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist _ and then asking the government for replacement cards. The Agriculture Department is proposing new rules Thursday May 24, 2012 to curb the practice by giving states more power to investigate people who repeatedly claim to lose their benefit cards. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
File - In this file photo taken Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, an Electronic benefit Transfer card, food stamp recipients use to purchase food, is seen at the Sacramento County Economic Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash _ sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist _ and then asking the government for replacement cards. The Agriculture Department is proposing new rules Thursday May 24, 2012 to curb the practice by giving states more power to investigate people who repeatedly claim to lose their benefit cards. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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