• Jillian Helding

Feds in Minnesota charge 2 women with stealing millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief money

Two women have been charged by federal authorities in Minnesota with stealing millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief money from government agencies.


Takara Hughes, 35, of Maplewood, and Tequisha Solomon, 39, of Las Vegas, were each charged last week with numerous counts of wire fraud in connection with defrauding Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), California's Employment Development Department (EDD) and other state agencies, by submitting fraudulent claims and applications for unemployment benefits. They also submitted fraudulent claims on behalf of other people and charged them a fee to do so.


The defendants are scheduled to make their initial appearances in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on July 15.


To read the full article, visit: https://www.startribune.com/feds-in-minnesota-charge-2-women-with-stealing-millions-of-dollars-in-covid-19-relief-money/600187763/