Feds, deputies raid Mobil Mart in food stamp fraud investigation

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

The Mobil Mart at Orange Blossom Trail and Holden Avenue is at the center of a major food stamp fraud investigation, according to investigators.

Officials have been tight-lipped about the investigation, which led to the business being raided by federal authorities on Thursday. WFTV was there as the Mobil Mart was searched by Orange County deputies and federal law enforcement officers.

"It's a good store and I have been coming here for a long time. I just hoped everything would get better," customer Alberto Green said.

Customers couldn't believe the store was shut down following the raid Thursday morning. Investigators were at the Mobil Mart for hours going through the business' paperwork.

Eyewitness News reached out to federal officials and was directed to the U.S. Department of Agricutlure. A spokesperson for the agency wouldn't confirm any details about the investigation.

"Were they selling fake food stamps here? Were they doing anything illegal?" reporter Tim Barber asked.

"No, no, not that I know of," an employee of the business said.

Officials said no one was taken into custody Thursday and the store eventually reopened.