For the past several months, Jackson Police Department Investigators from the Jackson-Area Law Enforcement Retailer Team (J-ALERT) have been working with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the United States Secret Service in an ongoing joint Food Stamp (EBT) Fraud Investigation.
Jackson Police Department Officers and Investigators joined the USDA OIG, Secret Service Agents and Madison County Deputies to serve search warrants at Another Super Duper Spot Market at 301 West King and a residence on Odell Road in Madison County seeking additional evidence in this investigation.
“I cannot comment specifically on items taken at this time. As stated, this is an ongoing investigation. There were no arrests today. At the conclusion of the investigation and in consultation with the US Attorney’s Office and District Attorney General Woodall’s Office there will be a determination if and who to charge in connection with the fraud.” (Holt)
The suspected fraud in this case primarily involves trafficking in food stamps where EBT cards were being purchased for a much reduced amount from consumers then redeemed for the full amount to the USDA.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or this type of crime in Jackson, please call the J-ALERT Investigators at 425-8584 or 425-8458 or Crime Stoppers at 424-8477
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