Search warrants served at east Alabama day caresMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 31 2019 12:26 PM
OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - Dozens of law enforcement officers served multiple search warrants at day cares in Opelika Thursday in connection with a public assistance fraud investigation, according to Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes.
The warrants were served simultaneously at 8 a.m. at locations of First Step Learning Center and New Horizons Learning Center.
It is a joint investigation between the Opelika Police Department, Lee County District Attorney’s Office and Department of Human Resources.
The district attorney said DHR started investigating the day cares about three weeks ago and contacted his office for assistance.
Hughes said two couples with family ties own the day cares.