High Point couple accused of fraudulently purchasing food stamps

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David Christopher Walker, 55, and Luz Adriana Walker, 48, of 3400 Timberwolf Ave. in High Point.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A High Point couple is accused of acquiring more than $100,000 by buying food stamps for 50 cents on the dollar, according to arrest warrants obtained by The Greensboro News & Record.

Luz Adriana Walker, 48, and David Christopher Walker, 55, of 3400 Timberwolf Ave., the owners of a meat market, on multiple occasions gave undercover Guilford County Sheriff’s deputies $200 for $400 worth of electronic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits transfers, according to arrest warrants.

They would then take reimbursements for the full amount of the stamps from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to the warrants.

From Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2014, the couple obtained more than $100,000 from the department. Deputies arrested the couple Friday. They both remain in the Guilford County jail. Bail for each was set at $350,000.

Each suspect faces charges of obtaining property under false pretenses, accessing government computers for fraud, fraudulently buying and selling food stamps, and two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.

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