Lincoln man lied on meals stamp software, defrauded authorities of greater than $25K, officers say

A Lincoln man was charged Thursday with defrauding the Nebraska Division of Well being and Human Companies of greater than $25,000 in public advantages, based on court docket data.

Sampson Npimnee, 57, is accused of receiving Supplemental Diet Help Program advantages since 2018 whereas withholding details about self-employment, investigators with DHHS mentioned within the affidavit for Npimnee’s arrest.

Sampson Npimnee

Sampson Npimnee

Npimnee was granted $25,867 in SNAP advantages — previously often called meals stamps. He’s being charged with fraud to acquire help and theft by deception of greater than $5,000; each counts are felonies.

In January 2019, the NDHHS Particular Investigations Unit obtained a grievance that Npimnee did not report working for a trucking firm and proudly owning a small grocery retailer, based on the affidavit.

Between 2017 and 2022, there have been 11 SNAP purposes, and none of them reported self-employment. Investigators mentioned 4 purposes have been denied, and the opposite seven have been permitted.

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Investigators tried to fulfill with Npimnee to debate his financial institution accounts and companies. Officers say Npimnee informed them he was not being profitable from his grocery retailer. He agreed to fulfill with investigators after a monthlong journey to Africa however by no means did.

Npimnee was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on the Lancaster County jail.

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