Raids target EBT card scams
Chinatown, Quincy sweeps target use of cards to get cash, not food
Police raided businesses in Chinatown and Quincy Thursday and charged more than 50 people in connection with alleged scams involving the electronic benefit transfer cards, a system meant to help poor people buy food. Boston police fanned out across Chinatown late Thursday morning and raided five businesses, including a bakery, a sandwich shop, and a seafood market. In Quincy, State Police arrested the owner of a small corner store who officials said had defrauded the government of more than $700,000.