Police say a woman was arrested in Santa Monica on Tuesday for allegedly selling COVID-19 testing kits that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Ying Lien Wang, 39, was arrested about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Broadway, near Lincoln Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Detectives with the LAPD's commercial and intellectual property crimes unit worked with Homeland Security Investigation to serve a search warrant at the location prior to the arrest.
worked in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations while serving a search warrant at the location.
"The suspect sold her products on Craigslist," LAPD said in a press release. "None of the Covid-19 test kits recovered had been tested to meet United States safety standards and could pose a risk to anyone using them."
Authorities say Wang was allegedly selling the products on Craigslist where undercover detectives purchased kits from her at least three times.
"Residents are reminded that Los Angeles is offering free coronavirus testing to all, you may obtain one, free of charge by logging in to covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/," the department said in their release.
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