Grocer Charged With Food Stamp Fraud

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH) –

A grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging Salih Kaya, 53, of West Hartford, with one count of food stamp fraud.

Kaya is the owner and operator of Green Apple Market, located at 264 Farmington Avenue in Hartford.  Kaya was arrested yesterday, and has since been released on $25,000 bond.

Prosecutors say Kaya illegally exchanged food stamps for cash and other ineligible items with customers at the store.

If convicted, Kaya faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.


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