Taunton Man Arrested For Pandemic Unemployment And Mortgage Fraud

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A Taunton is arrested for collecting more than $67,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims as well as making false statements in support of a residential mortgage application.

The United States Attorney’s Office said that from May 2020 to September 2021, 38-year-old Clark Grant fraudulently applied for and received approximately $67,950 in PUA benefits.

This was while Grant was working and collecting a salary from his full-time job. He is charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements on a loan and credit application.

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In addition, Grant allegedly made false statements to a mortgage lender from May 2021 to July 2021 to obtain a mortgage worth about $410,000.

He faces up to 20 years in prison on wire fraud charges and up to 30 years for false statements on a loan and credit applications. Grant made an initial appearance in front of a judge in Boston on Tuesday afternoon.

WBZ’s Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) has the details:

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