Fraud Friday: Food stamp fraud - Spidell

Fraud Friday: Food stamp fraud

A grocery store owner was caught filing fraudulent returns that failed to report almost $500,000 of income over two years, mostly tied to food stamp fraud. The owner argued against the unreported income, saying that the cash register’s void function didn’t work, and that he used the cash register mostly as an adding machine. He also claimed that cash back transactions were rung into the register as sales and that he made cash payments to vendors but didn’t record them in the register receipts. (U.S. v. Mohammad (July 8, 2020) U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Case No. 1:18CR735)

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