Eighty-eight people in Georgia are facing federal charges in an alleged food stamp scheme. 54 of those individuals are charged with setting up fake grocery stores in Atlanta, Savannah, Macon and other Georgia cities to buy food stamps for cash. U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver announced the charges Tuesday. In a conference call, he explained how the scheme worked. “The benefits would be purchased for pennies on the dollar, and then they would turn around and redeem those benefits for the full value to the federal government,” said Tarver.