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Herald: Coakley pushing for harsher punishment of EBT cheats

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is pushing for harsher punishment for convenience stores caught cheating the EBT system.

According to the Boston Herald, Coakley is suggesting that stores caught ripping the system off would be banned from selling cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets.

Coakley said that stores caught stealing money from the Commonwealth shouldn't be allowed to make money through state licenses.

Critics say the move would be crippling for neighborhood corner stores.

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