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Alleged food stamp fraud ring busted

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Nearly 20 grocery stores throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens were targeted Wednesday in a federal and state bust of a multimillion-dollar fraud of a food benefits program.

There were 16 grocery store owners and employees from nine stores charged for exchanging a customer's voucher checks from the Women Infants and Children program-known as WIC-for cash, then take a cut of the money....

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