From someone I know who works at Whole Foods: A common type of fraud this person sees: people paying via EBT purchase a huge amt of groceries (upwards of $900 in one order, which is actually not uncommon with some WF shoppers.) They then exploit WF’s generous return policy, and receive store credit. The store credit can, in turn, be used to purchase anything in the store, which includes cigarettes and alcohol (items which EBT itself doesn’t allow.) No questions asked.
Many are the ways in which R-selection people exploit K-selection people.