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Columbia County deli raided as part of welfare fraud investigation

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HUDSON, N.Y. - As part of an on-going investigation into welfare fraud in Columbia County, a search warrant was executed Tuesday morning at the D&D Deli on 5th Street in the City of Hudson.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says the Welfare Fraud Task Force began the investigation more than a year ago involving illegal use of food stamps at the deli. The search warrant issued by the U.S. District Court was executed by local and federal officials at around 9 a.m.

Officials say the deli may have been purchasing food stamps from customers for reduced price. The investigation is continuing.

Agencies involved in the investigation and/or executing the search warrant were; the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Columbia County District Attorney's Office, Columbia County Department of Social Services, Hudson Police Department, NYS Office of Taxation and Finance, United States Department of Agriculture – Office of the Inspector General, US Secret Service and US Immigration & Custom Enforcement – Albany offices.

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