Massachusetts police are searching for a fugitive accused of running a million-dollar food stamp scam.
Authorities say he has cut off his court-ordered GPS monitoring bracelet and fled just as the high-profile money laundering trial was set to begin.
Martin B. Santiago, 49, of the Dominican Republic was supposed to go to trial yesterday.
But when he didn’t show at court, police say investigators realized he had cut the monitoring device at about 6 in the morning.
Santiago allegedly fraudulently sold food stamps and laundered money through his three stores in Lawrence, MA. State police say that Santiago was arrested for his scam in June of 2015.
Santiago had also been wearing an an ankle bracelet while awaiting trial after posting a $75,000 cash bail.