Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baxter Man Accused Of Selling Food Stamps

A Baxter man has been charged in Overton County for allegedly trying to sell his food stamp benefits. Livingston Police arrested 28-year-old Nathan Cole Martin of Window Cliff Drive after he allegedly tried to sell a food stamp card for half of its actual value. According to authorites, they received a complaint that a person in Baxter was using the Local Sales Network sales website in an attempt to make the sale. Detectives reportedly contacted the suspect and confirmed that he did, indeed, want to sell his food assistance benefits for cash. They say Martin allegedly agreed to come to Livingston to sell his EBT card. He was arrested after completing the sale to an undercover officer. Officials say it's a Class E felony to sell more than $100 in food assistance in a fraudulent manner.