A group of seven people in Illinois and Texas have been charged with stealing millions in coronavirus relief money – and wait till you hear what they spent it on.
Federal authorities say the group pulled the scam by submitting fake loan applications through the federal Payroll Protection Program, a government program meant to help small businesses during the pandemic.
They then cashed fake paychecks at a check-cashing business owned by one of the suspects – including at least one check made out to the suspect’s 86-year-old mother.
7 people combined to steal $16 million in coronavirus relief funds and spent some of it on fancy cars, including a Lamborghini Gallardo and a Porsche, the DOJ sayshttps://t.co/9KmMQRkMA0
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 18, 2020
Feds say they scammed over $16 million and spent it on high-priced items like a Lamborghini, a Porsche, and an upscale Houston property.
Who would try to steal money meant to help pandemic victims? Did they really think no one would notice them driving a Lambo?