Store owner accused of fraud

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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:20 pm | Updated: 3:42 pm, Wed Apr 30, 2014.

The owner of the Marion Express Mart on N.C. 226 South has been indicted on charges related to food stamp fraud following a six-month investigation by numerous agencies.

Riadh “Robert” Al Katy, 64, of Bakers Point, Hickory, was arrested Tuesday and charged with six counts of access to government computer to defraud, six counts of buy, sell and distribute food stamps, and one count of food stamp fraud. He is currently in custody at the McDowell County Law Enforcement Center under a $330,000 bond.

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