A North Carolina couple has been arrested after collecting more than $100,000 by buying food stamp credits for 50 cents on the dollar.
Luz Adriana Walker, 48, and David Christopher Walker, 55, co-own a meat market in Greensboro, North Carolina.
On numerous occasions, the couple gave undercover Guilford County Sheriff’s deputies $200 for $400 worth of electronic food stamp benefits transfers, The Greensboro News & Record reports.
According to arrest warrants, the couple would then take reimbursements for the full value of the stamps, also called SNAP Benefits. It is reported that from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2014, the Walkers collected more than $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The couple was arrested on March 27, and face charges of obtaining property under false pretenses, fraudulently buying and selling food stamps, accessing government computers for fraud, and two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.
They are both being held at Guilford County jail on $350,000 bail each.
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