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News Taunton Man Charged With Pandemic Unemployment Fraud Following Federal-State Investigation, October 2021

10/20/2021
  • Office of the Inspector General

Federal authorities arrested a Taunton man on charges alleging he filed fraudulent claims to obtain Pandemic Unemployment Assistance funds and made false statements to get a mortgage.

Clark Grant, 38, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement on a loan application. The arrest resulted from a federal-state investigation involving the Massachusetts Inspector General's Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General, and the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations Division. 

Mr. Grant allegedly filed a fraudulent application to obtain $67,950 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance funds between May 2020 and September 2021 while working and collecting pay from his full-time job. Between May 2021 and July 2021, Mr. Grant allegedly made false statements to a mortgage lender in connection with a $410,000 mortgage loan.

Mr. Grant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in court.

For more information, see the U.S. Attorney's Office press release.

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The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent agency that prevents and detects fraud, waste and abuse of public funds and public property and promotes transparency in government.
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