- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Two workers at a neighborhood grocery store in Fargo have pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit food stamp fraud.

Authorities say 46-year-old Lamia Ali and 50-year-old Abass Amedi operated a scheme at the Al Huda store in which food stamp benefits were illegally turned into cash.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers says the federal government was defrauded out of more than $365,000 between March 2011 and March 2013.

Ali and Amedi each faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. They’ll be sentenced Sept. 14.

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