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Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:25 AM Nov 2016

Undercover sting nabs California mother selling ceviche through Facebook group [View all]

Mariza Ruelas never expected a plate of ceviche would lead her to the court house and maybe even a possible jail sentence.

For more than a year, undercover investigators in San Joaquin County, California tracked the sales of food — such as homemade tamales, tortillas and cakes — through a community Facebook group, a sting that Mariza Ruelas called a “waste of time and resources and taxpayers’ money.”

Ruelas, a single mother of six, first came across the Facebook group about two years ago when she needed a last-minute cake for her daughter’s quinceañera, the Hispanic coming-of-age celebration on a young woman’s 15th birthday.

The community forum, 209 Food Spot, allowed Stockton, Calif. residents to share recipes, organize potlucks and occasionally sell or exchange food items.


I mainly looked at this article just to see what on earth ceviche was. It seems to me that the local authorities could make better use of their time.

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