The District Court of Southern Georgia has proceeded against Vinath Oudomsine, a resident of the town of Dublin, after it has used support for COVID-19 requested last year, supposedly to cover his business expenses, in a pokemon collectible item.
According to what is contained in the lawsuit, Oudomsine had requested government resources in support of those economically affected by the pandemic, which obtained fraudulently and whose use was for the acquisition of a collectible card that had a cost of 57 thousand 789 dollars.
The Coronavirus Relief, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) resources was launched at the federal level in March 2020 in response to the operational and economic difficulties that thousands of Americans were going through derived from the coronavirus pandemic; additionally authorities designed financial aid programs, requested by Vinath Oudomsine.
According to the lawsuit, this man became a creditor of said government support through deception and falsification of registration in his data before the Small Business Association, in charge of requesting and distributing the required support to business owners once they were approved Economic Injury Loans (EIDL).
The amount of resources to be granted through these supports varies depending on the number of employees and expenses of each business, which can be used to pay payroll, repairs, rents, debts, and so on; However, one of the deposits in the amount of $ 85,000 that Vinath received through a bank on August 4, 2020, was used to purchase the collectible on January 8, 2021.
Vinath Oudomsine would have recorded in his application that his business operated since 2018, counted with ten employees and reported annual earnings of 235 thousand Dollars.