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Cape Girardeau man sentenced on charges of defrauding food stamp program

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A Cape Girardeau business owner will spend 21 months in a federal prison on the charge of defrauding the food stamp program.

Patrick Buck, 46, admitted that he redeemed up to $550,000 in SNAP benefits over a four year period.

According to the Department of Justice, Buck co-owns the B & H Convenience store.

The indictment shows Buck paid cash for SNAP benefits. He is also accused of exchanging SNAP benefits for tobacco products.

In addition to his prison sentence, Buck also has to to pay the money back in restitution.

Buck initially pleaded guilty back in May.

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