Owsley County store owner facing $2.1 million in food-stamp fraud

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OWSLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A grand jury has indicted an Owsley County store owner and his son on $2.1 million in food-stamp fraud that spanned over five years, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

The newspaper reports the indictment was handed down Thursday on Bill Joe Goe, owner of Joe’s Meat Market, and his son Robert Goe, an employee and operator of the business.

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The Goes are accused of buying food stamps for cash at a discounted rate from October 2010 through the end of 2015, according to the newspaper.

According to the newspaper, they both face one charge of conspiring to defraud the U.S. Government and another charge of benefits fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.