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Louisville police accuse man of selling food stamps

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Thomas Kent (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Thomas Kent (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have accused a man of using a cell phone to sell his food stamps.

According to an arrest report, officers were called to a business on E. Market St., near N. Shelby St., on a report of a man who was trespassing.

When officers arrived, they say they found 35-year-old Thomas J. Kent, with a backpack.

Police say Kent admitted to having a stolen cell phone, and gave them permission to search the backpack. Inside, officers allegedly found several cell phones. After obtaining permission from Kent to search the contents of those phones, police say they found several text messages involving the sale of Kent's food stamps.

Kent allegedly admitted to selling his food stamps.

He was arrested and charged with the knowing fraudulent use of an ID card or electronic code for benefits and criminal trespassing.

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