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Federal agents raid scrap yard in Fulton County

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Warrant in hand, dozens of federal agents raid an Ohio Corporation in Delta.  Employees say federal agents showed up with guns drawn at the Fulton County business. There's a lot of secrecy surrounding this raid, and we don't know what happens next for this business or the people who work here.

"They had the driveways blocked. Upon arriving he basically asked me if i worked there I said yes I'm in uniform," said one employee.

IRS agents won't say why they are investigating the business. Twenty agents from the Toledo and Columbus area spent hours searching the business. This worker told me the agents lined up all the employees in front of the building.

"They asked us if we knew anything. We said no," the employee says. "They asked us questions individually the question pertained to asking me had to deal with just payroll any forms I ever filled out, when I got hired in. How do I get my check, and I told them that basically at the end of the week it's cashed."

According to the Fulton County Auditor's Office, the business is owned by Todd Zappone.

"Did you see the agents take any computers? They were all standing around but they brought in their own computers. I didn't see them take anything I know they mentioned they were going to go through each room individually and office"

13abc's camera's were rolling when investigators also raided Zappones home in Swanton.  We saw agents came out of the house with boxes. Investigators declined to talk with 13abc.     

The federal agency's criminal investigation unit looks into income tax fraud, money laundering, and currency violations. Agents have not filed any charges in this case yet. As for this concerned employee he says he hopes this is a big mistake  

 "It's kind of a kick in the face but all i can do is hope they get the investigation done and we can move forward."

 Agents say they'll release more information next week.

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