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Intel Briefing – October 2013



Colcord, Oklahoma, residents told to watch out for blood worms in water supply.
Local officials warned Colcord residents not to drink, cook with, or brush their teeth with tap water after blood worms were discovered in the drinking water August 26. Authorities closed schools August 27 while officials investigated the source and remedy for the blood worms.

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Over $600,000 seized in Phoenix food-stamp fraud probe.
Three people were arrested August 28 in connection with a fraudulent food-stamp operation that took place at the K&S convenience store in Phoenix and netted over $600,000 in cash. The men were taken into custody after police uncovered they were overcharging food-stamp cards and in some instances giving cash back to the cardholder in exchange for the remaining value on the card.

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Man guilty in Jonestown wind turbine fraud.
A man was found guilty after he unveiled plans to place 18 turbines in Jonestown in 2011 and only completed 2, with one of them breaking down. The man and an accomplice from the State Comptroller’s Office were accused of working together to fraudulently secure nearly $2 million in grants from the Department of Energy.

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Fort Campbell soldier pleads guilty in fuel scam.
The U.S. Justice Department announced August 29 that an Army sergeant based at Fort Campbell pleaded guilty for taking payments from a trucking company representative to facilitate the theft of 25 truckloads of fuel from a military base in Afghanistan. The total amount of loss to the U.S. was over $400,000.

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