Six held on charges of food stamp fraud


Six more people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into food stamp fraud in the state’s electronic benefits transfer system, the attorney general’s office said Thursday. Arrested were Benjamin Ruiz, 34, of South Boston; Jason Little, 31, of Weymouth; Stephen Byrnes, 24, of Quincy; Audrey Amaro, 34, of Waltham; Kenneth Babij, 21, of Quincy; and Steven Rigby, 31, of Milford, according to Attorney General Martha Coakley. All are being charged with larceny over $250 and procurement fraud. The investigation is ongoing.

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