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Many Police looking to charge those who stole from Wal-Mart during EBT glitch

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Bad behavior caught on camera of a technical malfunction could lead to criminal charges.

Earlier this month, some EBT card users raided the shelves of local Wal-Mart stores. The EBT computer glitch affected 18 states total. Some Wal-Mart managers allowed, who they thought were needy customers, to charge without limits, but, the greedy took advantage. When the system went back online and their true balances showed, many left the carts and merchandise behind.

Police in Many, Louisiana are using their Facebook page to get the word out about similar abuse there. They're working with Wal-Mart to identify and charge people who loaded up their carts and walked out with items during the glitch.

Police say some of the shoppers have made restitution to the store but those who haven't, will be charged with theft.

Both Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd and Mansfield Assistant Chief of Police Gary Hobbs say that the Wal-Mart stores in their towns haven't filed any formal complaints or asked for police assistance regarding the incident. Both police departments told KTBS 3 News that without a complaint, the police can do nothing about the alleged thefts.

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