St. Amant man accused of trying to sell food stamps pleads guilty

St. Amant man accused of trying to sell food stamps pleads guilty

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A St. Amant man will get two years in jail after pleading guilty for trying to sell food stamps, according to authorities.

A Friday release from the district attorney's office said Jeremy Faggard, 36, pled guilty on Monday to unauthorized use of food stamp coupons.

Deputies from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Faggard on July, 7,2018 after responding to a call about a man trying to sell Food Stamp benefits at a store.

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Deputies said Faggard became irate after store employees told the man that he could not sell the food stamps. Faggard had fled the store in a vehicle. Authorities later tracked down Faggard with his vehicle tag number that a store employee provided to deputies.

Deputies made contact with Faggard, who was wearing clothing that matched the employee's description. After issuing a warrant for his arrest, deputies arrested and booked Faggard into the Ascension Parish jail.

Faggard was sentenced to 2 years in the parish jail with credit for time served.

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