2 Ind. stores indicted on food stamp fraud
Store owners face federal charges
Last Updated: 62 days ago
HAMMOND, Ind. - The owners of two northwestern Indiana stores have been indicted on charges alleging that they manipulated the federal food stamp program to reap more than $500,000.
The federal indictment alleges the two Gary food marts allowed customers to use their food stamp debit cards like normal debit cards, giving them cash back and cigarettes in return.
Ola Mohammad, 31, and her brother, Abdkdar Mohammad, 29, face one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and three counts of wire fraud. The siblings allegedly illegally redeemed food stamps at Moses Foods for about $473,000, the Post-Tribune reported.
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