Authorities are raiding more than a dozen stores in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan in connection with a food stamp fraud investigation, law enforcement sources told 1010 WINS.
It’s all part of a joint investigation between Homeland Security, the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Department of Health.
The alleged fraud involves the WIC (Women, Infant and Children) food stamp program.
Food stamp recipients would go to certain stores and trade the stamps for money, sources said. They received 80 cents on a dollar, with the store pocketing the rest, D’Auria reported. Read more at 1010 WINS.