DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach police said they discovered a new type of food stamp fraud, when a suspect offered his EBT card in exchange for sex.
The suspect and several other alleged johns were arrested near Ridgewood and Fremont avenues.
Michael Glitniak was just one of several men rounded up in a Daytona Beach police reverse prostitution sting, but he was the only one who offered an undercover detective an EBT card for sex.
“Those EBT cards, boy, they’re used for a lot of other things other than what they’re meant for, aren’t they? I mean they’re used for booze, they’re used for drugs, they’re used for sex. It’s a shame. All that fraud occurs to all of us,” said Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood.
Police said Glitniak walked up to the undercover detective, who asked him if he wanted to party, and Glitniak said yes, but didn’t have any money.
The detective asked Glitniak what he had, and Glitniak allegedly said he could pay in food stamps.
Glitniak went along with the detective and was then arrested.
Chitwood said it’s another example of how people misuse EBT cards in addition to selling them for alcohol and drugs.
“We pay into that program and here it is out there being used for whatever they want to use it for,” Chitwood said.
Glitniak was silent during his first appearance in court.
He was jailed on a $500 bond.