Charlotte man pleads guilty to $100,000 food stamp fraud

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Thomas Taylor, 68
Thomas Taylor, 68
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CHARLOTTE -- A Charlotte man accepted a plea deal in a case of food stamp fraud.

Thomas Taylor, 68, told a judge in court he only wanted to help but police said at his corner store in Grier Heights he was committing a crime, food stamp fraud.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department launched an 18-month investigation in 2014 after they received multiple complaints.

They sent an informant to capture undercover video because officers said Taylor would swipe customers EBT cards for cash, give them a cut and keep the rest.

"Upwards of over $100,000 easily," Officer Johnathan Frisk said.

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