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Identity Theft Investigation
An OIG agent uncovered a scheme involving the use of multiple fraudulent identities to illegally obtain FAP benefits. The investigation identified a business owner and his wife who used nearly $15,000 in fraudulent benefits to purchase stock for his restaurant. The couple also concealed the profits from their business and received personal public assistance program benefits to which they were not entitled. Both were charged with multiple felony counts of conducting a criminal enterprise and food stamp fraud.