The Great Grift: How Billions in COVID-19 Relief Aid was Stolen or Wasted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the theft was brazen, even simple.Fraudsters used the Social Security numbers of dead people and federal prisoners to get unemployment checks. Cheaters collected those benefits in multiple states. And federal loan applicants weren’t crosschecked against a Treasury Department database that would have raised red flags about sketchy borrowers. Criminals and gangs grabbed the money. But so did a U.S. soldier in Georgia, the pastors of a defunct church in Texas, a former state lawmaker in Missouri and a roofing contractor in Montana.All of it led to the greatest grift in U.S. history, with thieves plundering…

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Total Eclipse

Reydon High School students viewing the total eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. Thank you to Security State Bank for supplying glasses for all the

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