• Several Brockton stores busted for food stamp fraud

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    BROCKTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Eight Brockton residents were arraigned on Thursday for the fraudulent use of food stamps.

    The arrests came as part of a six-month probe into the alleged illegal practices of several Brockton stores, reports the Boston Herald.

    Undercover officers working with the Plymouth County District Attorney's office claim they would hand over EBT cards to the store clerks who would then swipe the cards, enter incorrect prices, and pocket extra cash. In some cases, the clerks would reportedly ring in fake transactions and split the money with the undercover officers.

    Some stores are accused of stocking their shelves with discounted products, but selling them at increased prices.

    The owners of the Montello Street shop, B&D Mart, J.P. Communications, and the Dip N' Sip are all facing charges for their alleged roles in the illegal activity.

    The Plymouth County District Attorney released the following list of arrests on Thursday:

    Abu Osman (DOB 6/1/79) of Brockton:

    Larceny under 266s30 June 14, 2012

    Access Device Fraud 266s21 (b)(6), June 14, 2012

    Larceny under 266s30 June 27, 2012

    Access Device Fraud 266s21 (b)(6), June 27, 2012

    Procurement Fraud 266s67A June 14, 2012-June 27 2012

    Larceny under 266s30 Oct 11, 2012

    Larceny under 266s30 Oct 18, 2012

    Trafficking Food Stamps Over $250, 18s5L (b), Oct 11-Oct 18, 2012

    Bail: $500 cash and surrender Passport 

     

    Marie Pierre (DOB 9/7/67) of Brockton:

    Larceny under 266s30 June 28, 2012

    Access Fraud167s 21  June 28, 2012

    Larceny under 266s30 Oct 11, 2011

    Access Fraud 167s 21 Oct 11, 2011

    Larceny under 266s30 Oct 19, 2011

    Access Fraud 167s 21 Oct 19, 2011

    Larceny under 266s30 Oct 19, 2011

    Access Fraud 167s 21 Oct 19, 2011

    Trafficking Food Stamps over $250, 18s5L (b), 10/11/12-10/19/12

    Procurement Fraud 266s67A June 28, 2012.

    Bail: $7500 Cash and surrender Passport 

     

    Djovany Pierre (DOB 11/30/62) of Brockton:

    Larceny under 266s30 June 28, 2012

    Access Fraud 167s21  June 28, 2012

    Procurement Fraud. 266s67A June 28, 2012

    Bail: $2500 cash and surrender Passport

     

    Jeff Cicerano (DOB 3/27/59) of Brockton:

    Larceny under 266s30 Aug 28, 2012

    Larceny under 266s30 Aug 29, 2012

    Trafficking Food Stamps over 250 (aggregate) 18s5L (b) 8/28-8/29/12.

    Bail: $25,000 cash and surrender passport

     

    Orlando Andrade (DOB 1/6/65) of Brockton:

    Larceny under 266s30 Aug 28, 2012

    Access Device Fraud 167s 21 Aug 28, 2012

    Larceny under 266s30 Aug 29, 2012

    Access Device Fraud 167s 21 Aug 29, 2012

    Trafficking Food Stamps over 250 (aggregate) 18s5L (b) 8/28-8/29/12.

    Bail: $500 cash and surrender Passport

      

    Felix Rodriguez (DOB 8/21/70) of Brockton:

    Larceny under 266s30 Aug 7, 2012

    Trafficking Food Stamps under $250, 18s5L (b), 8/7/12

    Bail: Personal and surrender Passport

     

    Dominic Saintus: (DOB 5/6/71) of Brockton:

    Larceny under 266s30 Aug 7, 2012

    Trafficking Food Stamps over $250, 18s5L (b), 8/7/12-Oct 24

    Larceny under 266s30 Oct 24, 2012

    Bail: $1000 cash and surrender Passport

     

    Daniel Dieu (DOB 5/16/62) of Brockton

    Trafficking Food Stamps under $250 10/24/12

    Larceny under 10/24/12

    Bail: Personal and surrender Passport

    To read more: Boston Herald

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