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SOLVED! Fraudulent use of food stamp account.

Oct 13, 2021
Media Contact : Brian Bruchey, PIO

Both people have been identified. Thank you to everyone who provided tips and shared this post. 


The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the fraudulent use of a stolen food stamp card which occurred at the Walmart on US 98 North in Lakeland, and the Publix at US 98 North in Lakeland. Both charges occurred on October 13th.

Detectives want to identify the male and female in these photos so they can speak with them both about this investigation.

If you recognize one, or both of them, please contact Detective Ryan at 863-577-1629 (Case #21-42796).

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