Breaking Omaha News, Weather and Sports. Nebraska News. | WOWT.com

Grocer Convicted of Food Stamp Fraud.

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A part owner of an Omaha food store was convicted Friday of one count of Food Stamp Fraud. Abdirahman Farah Mohammed was found not guilty on a second count of the same crime.

U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg says during an undercover sting operation on February 22, 2009, a cooperating witness went into the Omaha International Food Mart with an EBT card supplied by law enforcement.

The witness used the card to purchase a small amount of food and asked Mohammed to overcharge him by $100 and give him $100 back in cash. Mohammed agreed to do it.

During a three-day trial before Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, a federal jury learned that Mohammed acknowledged that he was aware the EBT card was only to be used for food purchases.

Mohammed faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced April 27.

The investigation involved the FBI, the USDA, Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services, Omaha Police and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 138225554 - wowt.com/a?a=138225554