Following arraignment on food stamp fraud, deli owner Muslim immigrant’s wife and daughter flip the bird and yell ‘F**k America’

Deli ownerAhmed Alshami is being held on $2-million bond in Erie County New York on multiple charges of food stamp fraud and burglary.   He’s accused of criminal possession of public benefit cards, misuse of food stamps and criminal use of a public benefit card for defrauding the welfare system. Alshami’s little scheme consisted of buying food stamp cards (EBT cards) from people willing to sell them for cash, and would generally pay them half their worth. He would then use the food stamps to purchase items from “big box” stores for use in his store. He ran this scam between October, 2014, and March, 2016, making purchases that totaled a little over $3800. Ahmed in his store But he didn’t stop there. In March of this year, Alshami allegedly burglarized an unoccupied rental property, stealing kitchen cabinets, a hot water tank, and baseboard heating units. And last year, Alshami posted a rant on his local...(Read Full Post)