High Point sisters plead guilty to using federal food program to stock restaurant
Posted April 20
Winston-Salem, N.C. — Two High Point sisters pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court to using other people's federal food program cards to buy food to stock their restaurant.
Rebecca Ingram and Mary Frances Ingram, who own Becky's and Mary's Restaurant in High point, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States' Supplemental Nutrition Program, according to television station WXII. Both women could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
The investigation showed that the Ingrams, along with others, used more than 180 SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer cards between January 2015 and October 2016 to buy food for the restaurant, the station reported.
Investigators executed a federal search warrant at the restaurant in November and found 21 EBT cards with a notebook containing names, card numbers and PINs. None of the cards belonged to the Ingrams, according to WXII.