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Food stamp fraud runs rampant in King County

Food stamp fraud has been a problem in the business district of Seattle for years. The problem was so bad, in fact, that a three-year investigation by federal agents could not clean up the mess. Chris Ingalls and KING 5 News have uncovered new "information that may explain why: Our analysis of government data shows that federal investigations into food stamp fraud have not kept pace with the explosive growth of the food stamp program." The investigation has lead Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, who oversees the food stamp program, to question the United States Department of Agriculture about the potential widespread fraud.

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