LPD Bridge Card Investigation

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Lansing Police Department is making headlines after an investigation showed 19 department employees committed Bridge Card fraud.

The alleged fraud happened over a two year span.

Will we ever know the names of these employees?

An investigation led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows major discrepancies in some LPD employees use of bridge cards from 2011 to 2013.

The goal was to catch stores selling items they should not to Bridge Card holders.

But a state police investigation found Lansing officers were buying food and other items with the cards not related to an investigation.

And a hearing today could decide whether the names of those involved with the case will be released. This afternoon an Ingham County judge will decide whether to grant an injunction that would keep the names of those involved with the case off public record.

A judge granted a temporary restraining order last month holding the release up until the full injunction hearing today.

The hearing is scheduled for 2 this afternoon at the Lansing Veteran’s Memorial Court on West Kalamazoo.

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