Augusta Woman Arrested For CARES Act FraudA woman who admitted to submitting loan applications containing knowingly false representations in an effort to secure COVID-19 relief loans has been sentenced in U.S. District Court and ordered to pay restitution.
Columbus Couple Charged With Wire Fraud And Theft Of Government Property Two Columbus residents were taken into custody today after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging them both with wire fraud and theft of government property related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
HCPS To Cut More Than 1,000 Positions Due To Ongoing Funding IssuesHillsborough County Superintendent Addison Davis addressed the future of the district and job cuts due to financial setbacks. After highlighting a one hundred million dollar deficit, among other ongoing funding issues, district officials are looking to cut more than a thousand positions.
10 Arrested In Polk County For Stealing CARES Act MoneyThe Polk County Sheriff's Office says 10 people were arrested on Thursday for stealing up to $18,000 in CARES Act money.
COVID Relief Scam: Florida Man Collects $1.9M, Buys Benz, Ford & Kept $100k Cash, Says OfficialsA Dade City man collected more than $1.9 million in Coronavirus relief funds to cover payroll expenses for 60 employees in his scrap metal business. Instead, he allegedly bought a 2020 Mercedes, 2020 Ford truck, withdrew over $100k in cash and wired the rest to a property management company in South Florida. His employees wages? Not a dime was used for payroll.
Pasco County To Offer Another Round Of CARES Act Financial AssistancePasco County is opening another round of one-time assistance to residents that have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.