Federal and state authorities opened an investigation that lasted longer than two years because of the scope of the food stamp fraud operation. These arrests include 30 people indicted for selling their food stamps and WIC vouchers to the schemers. “This prosecution is one of the largest federal food program frauds ever brought. The Government alleges that the defendants stole taxpayer-funded benefits intended to feed the most needy families and children in our communities,” said US Attorney Edward J. Tarver.

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