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Gary businesses facing charges for improper food stamp purchases

GARY, Ind. — Two business store owners in Gary are facing charges involving usage of food stamps cards.

Police say they allowed customers to use their food stamp card like a normal debit card.

It wasn't just a few times. The unauthorized uses of food stamps cards between the businesses totaled around $500,000.

Customers were able to get cash back and cigarettes with their food stamps cards.

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