A federal Grand Jury has indicted five people and a Salt Lake City convenience store in a $1.3 million food stamp fraud scheme. The US Attorney's Office says AJs Kwik Mart on Main Street is accused of cheating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The indictment alleges that people would redeem their SNAP cards for cash and employees would take a cut. Over the course of four years, federal prosecutors claim the convenience store redeemed $1.3 million in benefits.
The store's five employees have been issued summons to appear in federal court.