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May 26, 2022

Tuscaloosa man charged with defrauding COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program – WVTM13 Birmingham

Tuscaloosa man charged with defrauding COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program  WVTM13 Birmingham

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A Tuscaloosa man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding the Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program in 2021.U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. announced Friday that 41-year-old Quincy T. Doss has been charged with wire fraud after he received two separate PPP loans totaling more than $220,000 by submitting false loan applications. The fraudulent applications were filed between April 2021 and November 2021.In the applications, Doss allegedly falsely stated that his business was in operation and that he had employees on a salary that needed to be paid. Doss stated the funds would be used to retain those workers. He also stated all information in the applications was true and accurate.If convicted of wire fraud, Doss faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.Anyone who thinks they are a victim of a fraud or attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF complaint form here.

A Tuscaloosa man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for defrauding the Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program in 2021.

U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. announced Friday that 41-year-old Quincy T. Doss has been charged with wire fraud after he received two separate PPP loans totaling more than $220,000 by submitting false loan applications. The fraudulent applications were filed between April 2021 and November 2021.

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In the applications, Doss allegedly falsely stated that his business was in operation and that he had employees on a salary that needed to be paid. Doss stated the funds would be used to retain those workers. He also stated all information in the applications was true and accurate.

If convicted of wire fraud, Doss faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Anyone who thinks they are a victim of a fraud or attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline at 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF complaint form here.