Lee County deputies make six arrests in undercover operation
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County Sheriff's detectives made six arrests in an undercover operation targeting fraud and embezzlement.
Michael Schnatter is charged with missapropriation of public assistance funds and organized scheme to defraud.
Detectives say Schnatte who is the owner of Blue Ribbon Steak and Seafood and his associates would purchase customers EBT Cards, paying cash at half the value of the benefits card.
Schnatter would then process the transaction as a food sale and get reimbursed by the goverment.
Five people were arrested for selling their cards to Schnatter and four remain at large.