Wal-Mart store terminated from WIC participation for reproducing vendor stamp.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: 1606570 , Decision Date: 2015-12-08 
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Employees of a local Wal-Mart store reproduced the store’s state-issued WIC vendor stamp in violation of its vendor agreement, and used the unapproved stamp on fifty-seven WIC vouchers.  The Department of Public Health terminated the store’s vendor agreement, resulting in a disqualification period of one year.  Although reproduction of the stamp was done without store management’s knowledge, the Department was nonetheless authorized to terminate the agreement under WIC rules, which holds the WIC vendor accountable for the actions of its employees.