Louisiana Food Stamp Glitch Removing Spending Limits Leads to Run on Walmart

Customers with up to 10 shopping carts worth of shit-


Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Xerox Corp. blamed each other yesterday after Louisiana food-stamp recipients stripped bare the shelves of some Walmart stores when a computer glitch left their debit cards with no limits.

Managers of Walmart stores in the small, northern Louisiana towns of Springhill and Mansfield alerted police on Saturday night that throngs of shoppers had flooded the stores and were buying groceries using electronic benefit cards that contained no credit limits.