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Five supermarket operators have been indicted on multiple counts of tax and mail fraud in an alleged grocery coupon fraud ring that bilked manufacturers out of $6.6 million. Prosecutors said Earle and Jeffrey Shprintz, father-and-son owners and operators of five Philadelphia/New Jersey Shop 'N' Bag supermarkets, and their general manager, Fred Heck, submitted 8.5 million unredeemed coupons to a clearinghouse

Five supermarket operators have been indicted on multiple counts of tax and mail fraud in an alleged grocery coupon fraud ring that bilked manufacturers out of $6.6 million. Prosecutors said Earle and Jeffrey Shprintz, father-and-son owners and operators of five Philadelphia/New Jersey Shop 'N' Bag supermarkets, and their general manager, Fred Heck, submitted 8.5 million unredeemed coupons to a clearinghouse for redemption between 1987 and 1991. In a separate indictment, prosecutors charged M

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