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A FOX 8 I-Team exclusive investigation: allegations of fraud involving food stamps and public housing are uncovered.

Tom Meyer breaks the story as he returns to FOX 8 — 40 years after he helped launch the I-Team.

Tom learned of a secret criminal investigation into a local taxpayer ripoff. Business owners are being accused of falsely claiming they were poor while taking free food and housing from those truly in need.

**Watch Tom’s report in the video, above**

**More I-Team investigations, here**