Grocery Store Owner Admits $750K Food Stamp Theft Scheme

The owner of a Newark, New Jersey, grocery store admitted Thursday that he ran a $750,000 food stamp benefit fraud scheme over three years while attempting to hide his involvement in the business, authorities said.

Jamil Bader, 60, of Teaneck, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits fraud and could face up to 20 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 7. Bader ran a small grocery store on Clinton Avenue in Newark, though he placed… NJ.com