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Everett store raided in food stamp fraud case

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Police raided a downtown Everett mini-mart Tuesday and arrested the operator for investigation of food stamp fraud.

The Daily Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1hcdcL5) police suspect the operator of the A1 Smoke & Grocery store was paying people cents on the dollar for access to their state food benefit cards.

He also is suspected of buying and selling merchandise shoplifted from other stores. Lt. Jim Duffy says he would give shopping lists to alcoholics and drug addicts.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com


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