Judge Upholds $2M Food-Stamp Fraud Repayment
The Superior Court of Arizona this week upheld a $2 million food-stamp fraud case against a Valley man.
Authorities found Bernard Le-Uh was trafficking Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits through his Glendale store from 2010 through 2015.
He and his Monica Le-Uh wife plead guilty to fraudulently charging SNAP benefits for cash, then splitting money with the SNAP recipient.
Le-Uh challenged the $2.1 million he was ordered to pay to the SNAP program, but a judge upheld the restitution payment. He was also sentenced to serve six years in prison.
Le-Uh’s case is the largest food-stamp fraud case in Arizona history, according to the Department of Economic Security.