A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for violating her probation after selling food stamps on Facebook. Tanya Keenan of Williamsport Pennsylvania decided to post a for sale ad in the Williamsport buy and sell facebook group. The only problem with her listing is that she was selling food stamps for half price. This is called welfare fraud. Members of the group became outraged over the incident. Thousands of people contacted the local news channel demanding they investigate. WYOU sent an investigative reporter to Keenan’s house, she refused to answer.
After the story aired on the local news, the police apparently investigated. You can see from this inmate search that the offender was incarcerated the same day:
As it turns out, Keenan was not only selling her welfare illegally for cash, but she was also telling people she had a loved one dying from cancer, which is not true:
Facebook has erupted over this, several people are extremely upset. You can read the threads where several users on facebook have been obliterating her online. You can view her facebook page at:
Tanya Keenan’s Facebook
Keenan was also arrested previously for taking customers credit cards as a waitress and changing the bill total to give herself tips:
I’m not sure what else to say about this incident that hasn’t been said already. It is disgusting to me that I work hard every day as a journalist. I pay my taxes for this? I also understand that there are people out there that could use financial assistance, however people like this ruin it for everyone. I sincerely hope this woman gets the punishment she deserves when she gets her day in court.
Update 2/11/17 1:25AM
Several users in the comments have been referencing a screenshot of the accused talking about how she has sold government assistance for “months”, we’ve posted it below as per request: