- The woman made a fake application to get a loan to stimulate the economy
- The woman could face 30 years in prison for each bank fraud charge
- She could also face up to five years in prison for each of the six counts of making false statements
A Baltimore woman is currently indicted by a federal grand jury after she stole and used stimulant loans to get plastic surgery.
Nichelle Henson, 35, is currently charged with perjury and bank fraud to obtain an economic assistance loan of more than $1.6 million for personal purposes. US Attorney Erek L. Barron said the woman spent money on home improvements, rent and utilities for her own home as well as plastic surgery.
“It is deplorable that fraudsters are trying to take advantage of this global pandemic to steal their wallets,” Barron said in a press release. “As charged in the indictment unsealed today, Nichelle Henson is alleged to have fraudulently appropriated more than $1.6 million in federal funds at the expense of honest businessmen who were in real trouble. financial hardship caused by COVID-19.”
The unsealed indictment revealed Henson set up several companies in Maryland by opening their bank accounts and collecting tax numbers for them. Some of the companies include Crowns Construction, LLC; Campaign Nichelle Henson, LLC; Your Friendly Tax Return Service, LLC; and Peace of Mind Services, Inc. and Female Entrepreneurs Can Succeed LLC, No Employees. Henson herself received at least $998,590 from six of the applications she submitted.
If convicted, Henson could face up to 30 years in prison for each of the 12 counts of bank fraud. She could also face up to five years in prison for each count of making false statements in the application. Henson will appear in court on Thursday.
The unlisting of the fees comes as many Americans are calling on Congress to send more aid checks amid the proliferation of highly portable Delta and Omicron variants. A petition posted last year by Denver restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin calling for lawmakers to send out $2,000 monthly checks has reached 2,982,378 signatures, 18,000 signatures short of the three million goal. .
Neither the Biden administration nor lawmakers in Congress have indicated plans to approve another round of COVID-19 aid payments to Americans.
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