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Morning Raid at Jackson Business

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Late Friday morning, officers from the Jackson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and USDA raided the Another Super Duper Spot Market on West King Street.

According to a news release, 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.

Friday, Jackson police joined the USDA OIG, Secret Service Agents and Madison County Sheriff's 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, ” said Captain Mike Holt with the Jackson Police Department.

The suspected fraud in this case primarily involves trafficking in food stamps. Police believe EBT cards were being exchanged for a much reduced amount from consumers, then the cards were redeemed for the full amount from the USDA.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or this type of crime in Jackson, please call the J-ALERT Investigators at 731.425.8584 or 425-8458 or Crime Stoppers at 731.424.8477 or on the web at www.424TIPS.org. You can submit an anonymous tip either way.