SWAT team busts 3 men for food stamp fraud


SWAT team busts 3 men for food stamp fraud


PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Attorney General's Office says three men have been arrested on fraud charges involving food stamps.

Phoenix police raided a west Phoenix convenience store Wednesday and later searched the suspects' home in Peoria.

Authorities say they seized tens of thousands of dollars in cash, vehicles, ledgers, bank records and food-stamp cards.

The three men who worked at the store were charged with illegally conducting an enterprise, fraudulent schemes, money laundering, unlawful use of food stamps and computer tampering.

The men all have the same last name and range in age from 51 to 33, but it was unclear Thursday if they're related.

The AG's Office says the arrests came on the heels of a months-long undercover operation that involved federal and state law enforcement agencies and Phoenix police.

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