United States v. Deangelo Jackson-Portwood, et. al.
This case specifically involves the submission of fraudulent applications to receive funds from programs enacted to address needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, from approximately February 2020 to May 2021. The defendants in this case filed fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits and business loans, including in the names of individuals who did not know of or consent to the submissions. In all, well over 800 individuals have been identified as victims in this case. Victims were identified by law enforcement via personally identifiable information (including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers) used by the defendants. Law enforcement then attempted to identify and locate the persons whose information was used. In total the defendants fraudulently obtained over $6 million from this scheme.