Texas ex-deputies: Leaders gave gift cards for using force
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Two former employees of a Texas sheriff’s office say leaders rewarded officers with steakhouse gift cards when they used force on the job. A former deputy whose use of force is under investigation told investigators about the gift cards in a recorded interview obtained by the Austin American Statesman and KVUE-TV. Deputies who received the gift cards include two involved in the 2019 death of Javier Ambler, according to former deputy Christopher Pisa. Steve Deaton giving Johnson and Camden the gift cards, and the investigator did not ask, according to the Statesman. One incident involved an April 2019 traffic stop Pisa conducted in which he used force on an African American woman.
Americans have over $20 billion in unused gift cards or credits, survey says
HOUSTON – Do you have unused gift cards or some store credits that you haven’t used? According to the survey, Americans have more than $20 billion in unused cards or rewards. “Gift cards and store credits are real money, so treat them as such,” said Ted Rossman, an industry analyst at Bankrate. Millennials are the guiltiest of having unused gift cards. “You can sell unwanted gift cards at sites such as Cardpool.com, CardCash.com and GiftCardSpread.com,” Rossman said.