Posted on April 20, 2015

Glendale Couple Sentenced for $2 Million Food Stamp Fraud

Steve Stout, KPHO (Phoenix), April 17, 2015

A Glendale husband and wife have been sentenced in a $2 million food-stamp fraud case, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Bernard Le-Uh, 44, and Monica Le-Uh, 33, who own Nicben African Caribbean Market Plus at 6220 N. 43rd Ave., in Glendale, were sentenced April 10.

Bernard and Monica Le-Uh.

Bernard and Monica Le-Uh.

A joint investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, and the FBI revealed that the owners would fraudulently charge the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) for cash and split the money with the SNAP recipient.

Approximately $2.3 million in illegal transactions occurred at the store between November of 2010 and March of 2014.