Novi man arrested in $3.1M wire fraud scheme involving PPP loans

Posted at 3:50 PM, Sep 01, 2020

(WXYZ) — A Michigan man has been arrested in connection with a wire fraud scheme involving $3.1 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Antonio George, 44, of Novi, was charged with a criminal complaint with one count of wire fraud.

The complaint alleges that George obtained the loans through applications to insured financial institutions, among others, on behalf of 19 different companies. George allegedly provided false and misleading documents about some of the companies' respective business operations and payroll expenses.

According to the criminal complaint, George allegedly submitted identical wage information and employee count records for two separate companies; one company allegedly hasn't been operational since 2015.

View the full criminal complaint below:

George Complaint by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

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