Four people have been arrested for fraudulent use of EBT cards after a raid on three Madisonville convenient stores.
Amin Narsinh, Ahahanaz Narsinh, Paresh Patel and Sonal Patel were taken into custody after a year long investigation. Madisonville Police say they had received a number of complaints from concerned members of the public about illegal EBT transactions happening at three stores, including the Marathon on West Noel Ave., Stop’n’Go at East Center St., and the Shell station on S. Main St.
The four suspects are facing a total of 8 criminal charges.
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Three convenience stores in Madisonville are raided as part of a year long federal investigation. The stores were part of an investigation into wire fraud.
Authorities served search warrants on three gas stations – the Marathon on West Noel Avenue, Stop’n’Go at East Center Street and the Shell station on South Main Street.
Several local and federal agencies were involved in the raids, looking for any evidence related to electronic fraud and illegal drugs.
The FBI, USDA, Kentucky State Police, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, and Alcohol Beverage Control Officers were on scene.
The gas stations were closed for several hours as authorities searched, and are believed to be connected in the investigation.
No arrests have been made yet, but this investigation is ongoing.