Rochester, N.Y. -- A New Jersey man is accused of making death threats against Danny and Colleen Wegman.
According to a criminal complaint dated September 1, Hans Ni, 30, sent a racially motivated email to the company on July 7th, in which he claimed to be a female store manager. In it, he said the company employs too many black people.
Several weeks later, Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman and company president Colleen Wegman received emails from the same person, which called them "race traitors." The emails said, "I am going to kill you."
Police traced the emails to a library in Plainsboro, New Jersey and identified Ni through surveillance video.
Authorities say Ni worked in the photo department at the Princeton Wegmans store several years ago, but was fired after a customer complained about his behavior.
Ni told investigators he sent the emails because he was angry with his former supervisor, believing she caused him to lose his job.
Ni is charged with transmitting interstate communication contatining a threat of injury. He will be transferred to Rochester.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and/or a $250,000 file.