New Jersey authorities have charged 14 grocery store owners and employees with conspiring to steal more than $1 million from a federal food program.

Attorney General Paula Dow announced the indictment Wednesday. Three former clerks in the Newark office of the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and another supermarket owner had already pleaded guilty in the case.

Authorities say the former government workers printed fraudulent vouchers between 2004 and 2007.

They say the grocers in Camden, Newark, East Orange and Irvington obtained money from the false vouchers without providing food to any WIC participants.

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