FRAUD INVESTIGATION Two Huntington Convenience Stores Shut Down For Allegedly Abusing SNAP Program
Reported by: Martin Hicks
Videographer: Dan Matics, Chris Mazivanhanga
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy, Dan Matics
Also Contributing: Dan Matics
Reported: Feb. 9, 2012 5:56 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 9, 2012 10:51 PM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Federal and state agents have shut down two Huntington convenience stores for allegedly abusing the state's new food stamp program.
Police said the suspects would run food stamp debit cards and pocket 50 to 60 cents on the dollar when customers would pull out cash.
US Attorney Booth Goodwin says that the owner of the All In One store on 9th Avenue and the manager of the Huntington Food Market on Hal Greer Boulevard are indicted for fraud.
Four people in total are arrested for allegedly swiping assistance program cards in exchange for cash.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest on this developing story.
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