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Multiple locations in Seneca, Wayne counties raided part of fraud investigation

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services continues an extensive Welfare and Medicaid Fraud investigation that began nearly a year ago, per a press release sent out following an intense police presence in Waterloo.

Sheriff Virts says his office was assisted by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Waterloo Police Department, Seneca County Department of Social Services and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations Unit with the execution of five (5) search warrants earlier today at the following locations:

3498 State Route 89, Town of Butler, Wayne County
1509 Prospect Street, Town of Savannah, Wayne County
1714 Powderly Road, Town of Waterloo, Seneca County
QD Tax Prep & Accounting, 34 Washington Street, Village of Waterloo, Seneca County
FnA Pizza, 1-5 South Virginia Street, Village of Waterloo, Seneca County

Virts says approximately 45 law enforcement officers from partnering agencies assisted in the execution of the warrants, which resulted in evidence collection today.

The investigation is continuing at the local and federal level.


Original Story

A Waterloo bar is taped off with significant law enforcement presence around it, according to photos sent to the newsroom this morning.

It’s unclear when the incident was reported, but traffic was flowing around the area normally.

We’re told that among the units at the scene were members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.

The bar is known as F-n-A’s Rhythm & Booze, with an address listed as 3 South Virginia St.

Witnesses also tell us that law enforcement could be seen carrying bankers boxes into the business, which remains taped off and dark at this time.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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