Georgia man used COVID loan to buy Pokemon card, prosecutors say
DUBLIN, Ga. - Federal prosecutors say a Georgia man used a fraudulently obtained COVID-10 relief loan to spend thousands of dollars on a Pokemon card.
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According to court records, Vinath Oudomsine was charged with wire fraud on Oct. 19 after officials say he lied about his company in his application for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
Officials claim that the resident of Dublin, Georgia lied about how many employees he had working for him as well as the amount of revenue from his business in July of 2020.
Less than a month after his claim, the court filing claims Oudomsine received $85,000 from the Small Business Administration. Instead of using that money for approved options like payroll and production costs, federal authorities claim he spent $57,789 to buy a Pokémon card.
Officials did not specifically say what card the Georgia man allegedly bought with the money.
Defense attorneys representing Oudomsine declined to comment to the Telegraph of Macon.
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