- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Federal Agents in California have raided a convenience store in connection to a $2 million food-stamp fraud.

The Orange County Register reported (https://bit.ly/2qJFt4B ) Wednesday that a man and his daughter who own Euclid Market in Santa Ana have been accused of pocketing $2 million since 2014.

The search warrant states Jose Garcia Olivo and his daughter Johanna Garcia have been accused of giving customers cash in exchange for Electronic Benefit Transfer perks.

Authorities say the father and daughter also failed to report much of their income to the Internal Revenue Service.

Authorities say undercover operations were conducted from July 2014 to September 2015, using an undercover buyer and a benefits card.

The father and daughter or any representative could not be reached for comment.


Information from: The Orange County Register, https://www.ocregister.com

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