True & Honest Fan
Wouldn't shock me at all if she had a stable of low lifes running cards for her. Nursing home jobs suck ass so they're desperate for staff and a lot of paroled petty criminals and junkies work at them.It’s because gift cards became a giant underground economy in the theft and drug addict circles - along with EBT cards. The going rate for the cards was usually .50 on the dollar and people could turn the cards into cash or drugs.
Addicts shoplifting at Wal-Mart return stolen items for merch cards that they then sell for cash or trade for drugs. Drug dealers started amassing so many they would sell them on eBay, though I think they cracked down on that but it still goes on on other platforms.
SSI recipients getting arrested with thousands in gift cards or selling gift or EBT cards for cash or drugs became a serious, ongoing problem as a under the table way to skirt SSI income restrictions or turn benefits in cash for drugs.A famous murderer, Lena Lunsford, claimed her daughter disappeared but everyone knew she had murdered the poor baby. They didn’t have enough evidence to indict her for many years. The first attempt just to jail her was thanks to her selling her EBT cards to an undercover agent. Her entire family was on SSI benefits so it allowed several charges to be filed. The authorities knew she was selling the cards because apparently there was an well known meet-up spot in the store parking lot where ppl set up shop to sell EBT and gift cards for cash and Lena was there like clockwork when her monthly benefits came in.
I figure Ash wants subway cards with because she knows people who will buy them from her at .50 or .70 on the dollar. There’s probably one near her assisted living facility and the staff eats lunch there a lot so she has a several ppl she can sell the cards to for cash. Basically it’s her own little cash conversion scam because I doubt Subway holds much allure. (The gross .99 cookies to binge and purge are the only thing I can think of her consuming at Subway.)