- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A Rochester grocer has to forfeit more than $50,000 cash after pleading guilty to food stamp fraud.

State officials say Nabil Saeed also will have to spend 16 weekends in jail as part of a plea agreement announced Tuesday.

Investigators say Saeed defrauded the government out of more than $16,000 by illegally exchanging food stamps with low-income customers at his store for a fraction of their value in cash.

Saeed owns Discount Food Market in Rochester.

Saeed was one of three people charged last year in a crackdown on store owners who give customers lesser cash amounts for food stamp benefits and are then reimbursed for the full value.



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