JACKSON– A Mississippi company owner has actually been fingered on fraud costs after the state auditor said she submitted false applications for pandemic alleviation cash.
Ethel Cain transformed herself in for arrest Monday night at the Bolivar County Constable’s Department, Auditor Shad White claimed in a news release Tuesday.
“This is my office’s initial instance arresting someone for COVID stimulation fraud,” White claimed. “Others available thinking of taking stimulation funds need to know: It does not need to be our last.”
The auditor’s workplace is demanding that Cain pay almost $50,400, which covers $38,500 for supposedly misspent cash plus rate of interest as well as investigatory costs.
Cain’s business, Lifeline Financial Liberty Solutions, is based in Mound Bayou. The Associated Press called business Tuesday to seek remark from Cain, but nobody responded to after a number of rings. AP additionally left a phone message at the sheriff’s office to ask whether Cain is stood for by an attorney.
White stated Cain’s firm fraudulently submitted give applications for various other services to look for cash from the “Back to Company” give program funded by the federal government and also carried out by Mississippi Advancement Authority. The auditor said Cain’s company purposefully submitted grant applications for some ineligible organizations. He claimed the business likewise sent multiple applications on part the same company.
MDA and a law firm reported Lifeline Financial Freedom Solutions to the auditor’s workplace after they rejected numerous give applications from the company. Cain submitted nearly $400,000 well worth of possibly illegal applications, and most were denied, White claimed.