Toledo man charged with using cellmate's info for food stamps

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A Lucas County Grand Jury indicted a Toledo man on charges of food stamp fraud.

According to the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU), Charles Lister, 58, opened accounts using his former cellmate's name and personal information. Agents with the OIU received a complaint that a man was receiving food stamp benefits, even though he was locked up in prison for decades.

Upon further investigation, authorities figured out Lister used his former cellmate's information to file for food stamps, Social Security and other medical benefits.

The grand jury indicted Lister on illegal use of food stamp benefits, forgery, telecommunications fraud, tampering with records and theft.