MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Shakopee man was charged Thursday with one count of food stamp fraud, costing the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) over $29,000.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 47-year-old Chin Son Kim would get SNAP cards, aka Food Stamps, by approaching people near a charity facility in St. Paul and at other locations.READ MORE: MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Visits Afghan Evacuees At Fort McCoy Calling It 'Uplifting' And 'Emotional'
Kim would then take the cards to local markets and receive cash, store credit or groceries.READ MORE: Man Dies In Lake Street Shooting
He would then return the card to its owner and give them cash in the amount of half the transaction total.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Families Soak Up Warm Weather With Fall Festivities
The loss to the SNAP program due to Kim’s fraud is estimated at $29,816. If convicted, he could serve five years in federal prison.