2014 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 5 - Offenses Against The Administration Of Government
Chapter 55 - Fraud against the government
Subchapter 2 - Illegal Food Coupons
§ 5-55-201 - Traffic in illegal food coupons or vouchers.

AR Code § 5-55-201 (2014) What's This?

(a) (1) Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that issues food coupons in a manner not authorized by federal law and regulations or state law and regulations or that uses, transfers, acquires, possesses, or presents any food coupons for payment not authorized by federal and state law or federal and state regulations is guilty of a Class D felony.

(2) However, if the food coupons are of a value of less than one hundred dollars ($100), the individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(b) Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that issues a voucher used in the federal Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children in a manner not authorized by federal law and regulations or state law and regulations or that uses, transfers, acquires, possesses, or presents any voucher used in the federal Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children for payment not authorized by federal and state law or federal and state regulations is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(c) As used in this subchapter, "food coupons" means any printed material, magnetically encoded instrument, or other device or process issued by the Department of Health and Human Services or its successors, the purpose of which is to permit the purchase of food as provided for by the Food Stamp Act of 1977, 7 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq., or regulations promulgated pursuant to the Food Stamp Act of 1977, 7 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq.

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