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Stolen baby formula donated to Stuart community

Stolen baby formula donated

Stolen baby formula donated to Stuart community

Stuart, Fl- An attempt at stealing several hundred bottles of baby formula has led to those bottles being donated to local community organizations.

Last week Stuart police arrested two men who tried to use fake coupons to purchase over 500 cans of Enfamil Powdered Formula from a local Walmart. Over 100 of the baby formula cans were handed over to the Stuart Police so they could be donated. Yesterday that formula was donated to Mary’s Shelter, Compassion House, Care Net, and Whole Child Connection.

On January 23, 2018, Stuart Police investigated suspicious activity inside the Walmart Store in Stuart. During the investigation two male subjects were arrested. This was after purchasing a large quantity of baby formula using counterfeit $10.00 off coupons. According to the police Dejun Yan, 30 and Xu Zhang, 26, both of Flushing, New York, were passing the counterfeit coupons (per can) for Enfamil Powdered Formula. It is believed that the pair thieves had traveled throughout the state during their crime spree.

Stuart Police Detective Kyle Osinga then executed a search warrant for the getaway vehicle and discovered a large stash of baby formula inside. The investigation revealed that both suspects had acquired over 500 cans of Enfamil Powdered Formula.

The Stuart Police worked closely with Walmart Asset Protection. Most of the formula was accounted for. Over 100 cans were then given back to the Stuart Police Department to be handled as donations. Walmart asked the Stuart police to donate them to local community organizations to help families in need.

 

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