Two Texas Men Charged In $1.9 Million Food Stamp Fraud

A Dallas convenience store owner and manager have been charged in a $1.9 million food stamp scheme.

Federal officials say store owner Kamardeen Ogunleye and manager Robert Gordon were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud, five counts of food stamp fraud and aiding and abetting, and six counts of wire fraud.

Ogunleye was also charged with two counts of structuring financial transactions.

The indictment, which was unsealed Friday, alleges that they purchased food stamp benefits from recipients in exchange for cash at an about 50 percent exchange rate.

The amount of the redeemed benefits was then deposited into Ogunleye's accounts.

Both were free on bond Saturday.