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Hawthorne Police Department, CA
Wednesday February 11th, 2015 :: 01:53 p.m. PST


Three people arrested in SNAP/WIC fraud investigation conducted jointly by Hawthorne Police Department and USDA

Detectives from Hawthorne Police Department in conjunction with federal agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Secret Service served eight search warrants in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, and Redondo Beach in relation to an ongoing fraud investigation of federal funds which culminated in the arrest of the business owner and two employees. The owner of JKS Market at 13851 Prairie Avenue in Hawthorne is believed to have fraudulently redeemed in excess of 5 million dollars in WIC and SNAP benefits over the past four years.

Hawthorne Police Department, CA
12501 S. Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250

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Non-emergencies: 310-349-2700

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