Taunton Man and Boston Nonprofit Director Arrested for Fraud
BOSTON — A Taunton man and director of a Boston-based nonprofit was arrested Tuesday on fraud charges after he allegedly received over $67,000 in unemployment benefits while fully employed.
He also accused of falsifying information on a mortgage application.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said that 38-year-old Clark Grant has been charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements on a loan application.
Grant is due in federal court in Boston this afternoon.
He stands accused of receiving $67,950 in pandemic unemployment benefits from May 2020 through July 2021, while he was working full time and drawing a salary.
The director of Violence in Boston, a nonprofit organization with an aim of reducing violence and improving outcomes for people in disenfranchised communities, is also charged with falsifying statements for a $410,000 residential mortgage.
The Taunton resident could face up to 20-30 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million.
Grant is one of a number of suspects arrested after the Attorney General established a COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force in May.
The task force, under the Department of Justice, works with agencies across government to combat pandemic-related fraud.
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