Three U.S. Postal Service Employees Charged in Million Dollar National Coronavirus Fraud Ring
U.S. Attorney's Office District of South Carolina
FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Three defendants – all of whom were U.S. Postal Service employees during this alleged fraud scheme – have been charged in the District of South Carolina for their alleged roles in a fraud scheme related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The scheme involved as many as 400 fraudulent PPP loan applications, the majority of which were for applicants in South Carolina. The indictment alleges the scheme resulted in more than $1 million in fraudulently obtained PPP loans, and according to evidence presented at the defendants’ bond hearing, that figure may be as high as $8 million.
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