Editor’s note: This same thing just happened in Pottstown. Wondering if this is a more than a coincidence. Looks like this could be a big problem.
Two Brentwood men who ran separate small grocery stores in the South Hills were indicted Wednesday for wire fraud and food stamp fraud, documents filed today in U.S. District Court show.
Samson Dweh, 30, ran Mariama African Store in Carrick, according to the indictment naming him.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized him to begin accepting food stamps in February 2009.
Starting in August 2010, according to the indictment, Mr. Dweh started paying cash for food stamp benefits, paying around 50 cents on each dollar of benefit the customer sought to cash in.