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.

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  • Chip Carver

    As always; doing the jobs Americans won’t do.

    And you can bet the food stamp recipients were all melanin enriched people as well. Brought to our shores, helped across our borders by the ceaseless machinations of the usual suspects and their tools in DC. You wonder how many stories like this never see the light of day.

    Look at these two vibrant immigrants. And they’re in Arizona. Arizona. It would be hilarious if the entire immigration mess weren’t so tragic. Think of how evil the people behind it have to be. Evil, greedy, self-absorbed. Simply horrible.

    • Speedy Steve

      What do you mean “usual suspects?” Reptilian shape-shifters? Scotsmen? Eskimoes?

      • I’m going with reptilians for $100, Alex.

        • MrC

          What about shape-shifting reptilian Scotsmen who dabble in Eskimo-ness? We don’t have to be so oppressive as to impose a single selection. Stop being so cis-species.

          • I have never been able to change my shape, though changing my fingerprints would have a certain appeal. A soldering iron might work, but that seems most unpleasant. I’d never make a very good Eskimo; I dislike the winter cold here, but on the plus-side, so does everyone else.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Reptillian-brained…

  • superlloyd

    Scrap the whole food stamp programme. It only leads to obesity, corruption and sloth. Bring back the soup kitchens for the genuinely needy.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      It frees up other forms of federal welfare, allowing greater discretionary income to buy drugs, alcohol, expensive rims, cigs, guns, hoes and gamblin’…

  • IstvanIN

    When this happens in NJ it is usually immigrants, though more likely to be Indians or Pakistanis.

    • phillyguy

      All asian stores do it in black neighborhoods, they buy their food stamps for 10 cents on the dollar

      • Earl P. Holt III

        My experience as a slumlord in St. Louis was that no one would sell them that cheap.

        There was actually something approaching a sliding scale that seemed to depend upon how late in the month the Food Stamps were offered for cash redemption.

        Since most retail businesses in black areas see the vast majority of their cash-flow in the first third of the month — when Food Stamps used to be mailed — there was a “glut” on the market for the first third of the month, but those who could afford to hold them until later could redeem them for more.

        Markets work, even when the participants are morons, and eschew markets in favor of free transfers from the federal government…

        • Michael Robert Ryan

          Adam Smith’s invisible hand will not be denied its pound of flesh.

  • MekongDelta69

    GIBSMEDAT

    • Speedy Steve

      Gibs me mo’ o’ dat!

  • Ironically, a few years ago, during the time of SB 1070, Arizona tried to crack down on food stamp use for alcohol and cigarettes, and the Feds stepped in and stopped them from doing that.

  • Clicked on the link. Muh Negro got four years. Muh Negress got two years. They also have to repay the money, which as we know will not be possible since muh Negros dun gambled it away and spent it on bling buried in a relative’s backyard.

    Since prison is a vacation to blacks, that’s no punishment at all. I didn’t see anything about muh Africans being deported back to whatever sewer they came from.

  • phillyguy

    All of these immigrants coming into this country are robbing us dry, busloads of Asians just coming into this country signing up for SSI, Browns and Africans signing up for food stamps, medical care and money under different names.. they are a parasite that are killing us and leading us into civil war.

  • phillyguy

    just look at these two beauties, the future face of America.

  • Speedy Steve

    Tawnies seem to commit vast quantities of crime. Around this neck of the woods Arabs smuggle cigarettes to New York and New England and split the profits with ISIS.

    Now read on ….

    www fredericksburg com/news/local/king_george/state-federal-agents-and-cigarette-smugglers-set-up-fake-storefronts/article_94ab557d-5240-575b-a148-8bfcc4c5db68.html

  • Jason Lewis

    According to Nancy Peloci, for every $1.00 spent in food stamps $1.79 goes back into our economy. Think of all the good these people did for America.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      According to Pelosi, all waste and fraud has been cut already.

      We are “cut to the bone” according to Pelosi.

      But then she’s been know to make a lot of “bone”-headed statements:

      • “Let’s pass the bill so we can see what’s in it!”
        –Nancy Pelosi.

        In a rational country, this lunatic would be involuntarily committed to an insane asylum, rather than being elected to the US House of Representatives.

        • Deacon Blue

          You can tell just looking at her eyes that she’s a few slices of
          bread shy of a ham sandwich!

        • bv

          The US stopped being a normal country the day Ted Kennedy pushed that bill forward.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Owner Of Obama Express Stores Charged With Food Stamp Fraud

    westernjournalism com/watch-owner-obama-express-stores-charged-food-stamp-fraud/

    • AmericanRemnant

      Isn’t that the West Wing entrance to the White House?

  • Luca

    More than likely these upstanding immigrants got a government loan to open that little store-front operation.

    • InAFreeCountry

      Or even worse, a grant.

  • Paleoconn

    ‘Glendale couple’. Riiiiight.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Fox News: Food Stamp Fraud Rampant: GAO Report

    Americans receiving food stamps were caught selling and bartering their benefits online for art, housing and cash, according to a new federal report that investigates fraud in the nation’s largest nutrition support program.

    More fraud, International Fraud, with U.S. tax dollars:

    Food-stamp fraud has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic…. welfare recipients buy food with tax-paid EBT cards and ship it to relatives. The NY Post found people hawking barrels of American products on Dominican streets. “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything!” a seller said….She also vends EBT goods out of her Dominican home “I know a lot of people are doing it.”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Pioneer Supermarket, Brooklyn, a Dominican Republic enclave, sells plastic barrels used to ship EBT foods to family members to sell in the Dominican Republic…Bronx grocers ring up bogus $250 transactions with EBT cards and hand cardholders her $200 cash (grocers pocket the rest). No goods are exchanged.

    Cardholder sends the money to Santiago — when she’s not spending it on liquor or other nonfood items. “We do it all the time, and a lot of people do this,” Maria-Teresa said. “It’s a way of laundering money, but it’s easier because it’s free.”

    Hope the entire corrupt system collapses in on itself…just make sure you’re armed.

    Freeloading isn’t allowed on my property.

  • I can’t even imagine what federal sentencing guidelines would normally award for $2.3 million worth of fraud. Four years in and three years on supervision seems a mite lenient.

    • AmericanRemnant

      Yes but their pictures are right there, it was obviously an accounting error and misunderstanding of the oppressive white rules and regulations.

    • MBlanc46

      Affirmative action.

  • baldowl

    I work with a black man who buys food stamps for .50 on the dollar, thereby feeding his family for half what it costs us to feed ours and, in so doing, giving cash to the people who are robbing our wallets every pay day, so they can buy liquor, drugs, and lap dances. How does that make you feel? It makes me F***ING FURIOUS.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Since you are plainly aware of food stamp fraud right under your nose, here is a way to put a stop to it, if you have not done so already.

      If you see or hear about SNAP report it.
      Fraud reports of any kind may be filed with the USDA Office of Inspector General.

      Call (800) 424-9121
      (202) 690-1622
      (202) 690-1202 (TDD)

  • Deacon Blue

    Nothing to see here, move along…there is no wide spread fraud in these type of programs
    and this is merely an isolated incident.

    Cool name for the convenience store though – “Nicben African Caribbean Market Plus.”

    Plus what? Plus “fraud?”

  • Deacon Blue

    Don’t know so I am asking…do they even get stamps/coupons anymore or is the whole
    thing on the EBT credit card?

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      It’s all done on the EBT card now.

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    So, Bernard and Monica Le-Uh … I suppose the dash don’t be silent.

  • InAFreeCountry

    We paid for this to happen.

    • bv

      A revolution will happen but when?

  • Herman

    I bet this is happening everywhere.
    Why would anyone in their mind open a food store in a bad neighborhood unless it was to pull this scam?

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Report food stamp fraud by calling the following numbers: These numbers are from the United States Dept. of Agriculture.
    Call (800) 424-9121
    (202) 690-1622
    (202) 690-1202 (TDD)

  • Hilis Hatki

    Tip of the iceberg. Lord forbid Iam a dollar short at the checkout.