Bangor teen charged after using another’s EBT card

Posted June 18, 2012, at 1:02 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local teenager was charged with misuse of identification Saturday night after attempting to buy soda with food stamps that belonged to another person, Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan said Monday.

The 17-year-old, whom police are not identifying because he is a juvenile, “tried to use someone else’s EBT card” at around 9:45 p.m., the lieutenant said.

EBT — or electronic benefit transfer — cards are issued to needy people who qualify for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and are meant to be used to pay for food.

The teenager, who is on probation, was charged and then released to a custodial parent, Reagan said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)