Georgia woman gets prison time for COVID relief fraud

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 5:14 AM EST
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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman has been sentenced to serve nearly three and a half years in federal prison for fraudulently taking more than $6 million in COVID relief funds.

Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 49-year-old Hunter VanPelt of Roswell submitted six false loan applications to the Paycheck Protection Program from April to June 2020.

She requested a total of more more than $7.9 million and received more than $6 million.

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