.17 Nutrition Assistance Trafficking Definition
 
NA trafficking may result from one or more of the following acts, or any attempt to complete one or more of the following acts:
 
Buying, selling, stealing or trading NA benefits for cash or anything other than eligible food.
Buying, selling, stealing or trading an EBT card and PIN number for cash or anything other than eligible food.
Buying food items with NA benefits with the plan of using, reselling or trading to obtain cash or anything other than eligible food. Then purposely using, reselling or trading the food items to obtain cash or anything other than eligible food.
NOTE This includes selling food or products made with items purchased with NA benefits.
Buying a product with NA benefits that has a container with a return deposit with the plan of discarding the product and returning the container for the deposit amount. Then purposely discarding the product and returning the container for the deposit amount.
Knowingly buying or trading items originally purchased with NA benefits for cash or anything other than eligible food.
 
NOTE This includes buying, selling or trading NA benefits and/or Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in public or online through web sites and social media such as Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, eBay, etc.
 
NA trafficking is considered an Intentional Program Violation (IPV).