THREE MILLION FRAUD
unauthorized use of food stamps
$3 million food assistance fraud An Oak Creek Wisconsin woman and her son have been indicted on allegations of stealing $3 million from the federal government through a benefits program intended to help the poor, according to court records.
The fraud was committed at Family Super Saver store 2301 W. Hopkins St. between 2009 and 2014. The indictment was handed down by the grand jury Tuesday.
The Rahims used the store to exchange Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cards for cash. Through the program, recipients get a debit card. The defendants would swipe the card for a certain amount, say $400, and give half the amount to the recipients in cash and keep the rest. The store would charge the government for the entire $400.
Ahmad Rahim also was charged with lying because in February he told investigators from the Department of Agriculture that he was “100% certain” that such fraud had not occurred. The indictment says that was false because he had personally committed the fraud. No court date has been set in the case. Through the scheme, the store received about $3 million more than it was entitled to receive.