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State to block access to welfare cards from casinos and cruise ships

Oct 5, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
In response to a report in The Times, the Schwarzenegger administration instructs the vendor running its aid-disbursement program to block spending and ATM withdrawals at popular out-of-state vacation spots.

The Schwarzenegger administration is cutting off use of state-issued welfare debit cards at casinos across the country and on cruise ships, following a Times report that the aid cards have been used to spend or withdraw millions of dollars in benefits at popular vacation spots.

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