Henderson, N.C. — Agents with the FBI and the North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement searched four convenience stores and a house in the Henderson area Thursday, but they declined to say why.
Abdo Saleh, who owns two of the stores, said the agents were investigating food stamp fraud and stolen cigarettes.
Saleh said the agents spent about five hours at his two stores – Dabney Pit Stop on 555 Dabney Drive and Brothers Food Mart on 525 S. William St. – and went through store receipts and books. The agents also took cash from the safe, he said.
Saleh said neither he nor his employees are involved in food stamp fraud or stolen cigarettes.
The owner of the third store did not want to comment. WRAL News was trying to contact the owner of the fourth store and the house.