A 39-year-old woman was arrested in Santa Monica for allegedly selling COVID-19 testing kits that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, police announced Wednesday.
Ying Lien Wang was arrested about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Broadway, near Lincoln Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, which, in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations, served a search warrant at the location.
Wang was allegedly selling the products on Craigslist, and undercover detectives bought kits from Wang three times before arresting her, police reported.
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None of the 61 testing kits authorities recovered from Wang meet FDA safety standards, and authorities believe they could pose a risk to anyone using them.