According to federal prosecutors, six individuals have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a fraud conspiracy in Kansas City. The scheme reportedly resulted in $240,000 being paid out in COVID-19 relief loans to businesses that were either misrepresented or completely fake in their applications.
According to a federal indictment unsealed on Tuesday, Renetta Golden-Larimore, a 54-year-old resident of Kansas City, is accused of intentionally creating fraudulent documentation for five co-conspirators, who sought to secure loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. For her services, Golden-Larimore allegedly charged a fee ranging from $2,000 to $7,000.
Five individuals have been accused of being involved in the conspiracy, including Tajona Manning, Tashawn Mayfield, and Camonte Henderson, all from the Kansas City area. The other two accused individuals are Quinniece Smith, from Dallas, Texas, and Dannisha Taylor, from New Orleans, Louisiana.
As per the indictment, all six individuals have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud. It has been noted that each of the five individuals was approved for a loan of approximately $21,000.
According to the indictment, Golden-Larimore was accused of submitting paperwork for various businesses between March 2021 and January 2022, which showed inflated gross and net incomes. The indictment specifically cited a landscaping business and a beautician services company as examples.
According to a distinct federal indictment filed in May, Golden-Larimore is now facing additional criminal charges. The charges suggest that she assisted 11 residents from the Kansas City area in obtaining fraudulent PPP loans amounting to $250,000.
The Internal Revenue Service and Kansas City police conducted an investigation into the case.
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