Saturday, June 7, 2014

Camden NJ man stole $2.5 million in food stamps at Eddies Grocery in 2012-AP

June 6, 2014, "NJ grocer convicted in $2.5M food stamps scam gets 37 months in prison," AP via Str Ledger, Camden

"A New Jersey man who managed a grocery store is going to prison for 37 months for stealing more than $2.5 million through a food stamps scheme.

Alexander Vargas, 35, of Camden pleaded guilty to purchasing Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program benefits for approximately 50 cents on the dollar at the store he managed in the city in 2012.

Authorities say Vargas exchanged food stamp benefits for cash at Eddies Grocery.

A judge also ordered Vargas to pay nearly $2.8 million in restitution."



Camden man admits to exchanging food stamp benefits for cash, authorities say
Camden store manager accused of stealing $1 million plus from food stamp program"

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