FBI agents raid home on Lake Wylie peninsula

Scene of investigation near Lake Wylie
Scene of investigation near Lake Wylie WBTV

A Lake Wylie home just south of the state line near Belmont was raided by local and federal agents Thursday, according to local media outlets.

Observer news partner WBTV said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were focused on a home in the 4600 block of Island Forks Road. York County deputies could also be seen at the home.

Charlotte TV station WSOC reported agents began appearing on the property at 8 a.m. and started bagging and carting out items, loading them into vehicles. The station also reported the home had been recently sold for $1.2 million to 61-year-old James Maier and his wife Jennifer.

Court records show a company called WDS Inc., owned by Jennifer Maier, is in the midst of federal court proceedings over accusations of fraud. The plaintiff, Cargill, claims WDS overcharged Cargill.

WDS, short for Women’s Distribution Services, offers packaging products and warehousing and distribution services to the food industry, manufacturing and health care, according to a story done in 2013 by the Charlotte Business Journal.