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November 10, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Woman accused of trafficking stolen cigarettes, food stamps

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A 39-year-old woman was arrested in South Seattle Thursday for alleged trafficking in stolen cigarettes and food stamps, police said.

The woman was arrested at a business in the 5100 block of Rainier Avenue South. Police said she was suspected of purchasing stolen cigarettes and reselling them.

She also trafficked stolen food stamps/Electronic Benefits Transfer cards, paying about half the face value of the cards in cash, police allege.

The woman was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of trafficking in stolen property and investigation of fraud.

Other agencies taking part in the arrest were the state Department of Social and Health Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General.

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