"Millionaire" Welfare Fraud Couple Caught: Police
The couple who went on the run after they were accused of welfare fraud while living on a luxury yacht were taken into custody in South Florida Tuesday, authorities said.Three million in the bank, and yet they applied for, and received, welfare benefits in not one but two states. Quite frankly, I'd be shocked if MN and FL were the only states they were receiving benefits in. Something tells me this story is going to get bigger. $165K over seven years doesn't sound like a lot of money, but when you consider that they were totally ineligible for it, and they were potentially depriving folks who could have used it from the funds, it is a big deal.
Colin and Andrea Chisholm were arrested in the area of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Police said. No other details of their arrest were immediately known.
I find it interesting that, in an age where the NSA can and does spy on citizens at will, when our every move is tracked online, when they can go through our e-mails and phone calls with impunity, that it takes the better part of a decade to catch a millionaire scamming public assistance. Rather than sending the IRS after Tea Party groups in a petty display of imperial whim (yet Christie closed down lanes on a bridge? OFF WITH HIS HEAD!), why not audit this couple? I'll bet dollars to doughnuts they didn't declare all of their income, so let's use that punitive agency for good for once.
It does make me wonder exactly what someone would have to do to get turned down for assistance...
That is all.