Skip to comments.Yacht sailing couple wanted for welfare fraud
Posted on 03/21/2014 6:04:00 PM PDT by rickmichaels
A couple who collected food stamps and other public assistance from Minnesota while living on a yacht in Florida were being sought on fraud charges, prosecutors said on Friday.
Colin Chisholm III and his wife, Andrea Chisholm, accepted more than $165,000 in public assistance between 2005 and 2012 before benefits were terminated, according to prosecutor Mike Freeman in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Charges against Colin Chisholm were filed in February but they were kept sealed while police searched for the couple, Chuck Laszewski, a spokesman for Freeman, said on Friday. "They know by now we are looking for them."
The Chisholms are each charged with a felony count of wrongfully obtaining public assistance in excess of $35,000, the highest threshold under Minnesota law. Andrea Chisholm was charged on Thursday.
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Pikers compared to most democrats and global warming scientists.
No kidding. The pros usually gravitate toward green energy subsidies.
They must be white.
The Chisholms are old money socialist oligarch Canadian expatriatres. This will be ignored by the leftist socialists at the Toronto Sun.
how does one get that much assistance? all that money, for all those years! then their benefits were terminated... that's about $24,000 a year doing NADA!
Exactly. I know of one couple in DC that has collected over $400,000 a year, while living in government subsidized housing. They also dine regularly on steak, lobster while washing it down with champagne all paid for by the taxpayers!.
Word is he has never even had to prove that he is a US citizen.
Colin Chisholm was the chief executive officer of a satellite television and broadband services company, his wife bred and sold championship dogs, and over a seven-year period the couple deposited more than $2.6 million in bank accounts they did not report on applications for welfare benefits, according to the complaint.
They have lived in luxury homes in suburban Minneapolis, driven a $30,000 Lexus and also collected welfare benefits in Florida, the complaint said.
This fraud goes way beyond what you see above.
Well, one suspects that they returned the favor by voting.
I used to worry about my children being saddled with the debt paying for all this foolishness. But the way things are accelerating I just try to teach them basic survival skills in hopes that they’ll be among the few who emerge from the rubble.
$30,000 Lexus? Certainly not a new one! And they’re certainly not car people!
Is this any different than the welfare surfer in California?
May they spend many years behind bars.
This is different from other welfare grifters how?
You can be rich and you can starve.
Must be one of those “wealthy poor” we keep hearing so much about.
I demand the fraud charges against them be dropped immediately and their food benefit restored! Doesn’t Minnesota know that is classist?
I say catch them and terminate them. What’s the difference between execution or a death panel?
Lady Andrea? Her father is Delbert Eugene Brix born in Ellsworth, Iowa on August 15, 1930. His father George Elmer Brix was a school bus driver. Delbert married Ruth Lynne Larsen (b: Dec 10, 1937) in August 1957, daughter of Eloise and Stanley Larsen, both of Iowa.
Colin A. Chisholm III (b: Nov 23, 1951) married Andrea L. Brix (b: March 11, 1960) on November 3, 2001 in Greenwich, CT. She was previously married on Aug 4, 1985 to Joseph A. De Rosa and on Jan 4, 2000 to Wah H. Leong.
Maybe you can look up a few other names, too; how about non-existent relatives, the living, as well as the dead, and allegedly dead.
An Attorney General and Feds might be interested in the activity of all those aliases.
Anyone we know?
But the ... family (illness) was all a lie. The long-running charade unraveled in July - as police and prosecutors alerted by a suspicious..."
Ooooh, too bad.
Thanks, Brown Deer.
The little kid will be looking for someone other than Mommy or Daddy to take him out next Halloween.
Uh, Canucks? Up anchor?
Run for it!
You could photoshop bammy and mooch’s face onto those bodies, raise the dollar figures and have the same story!
“Social Justice” needs to take on another look, that of the taxpayers getting a bunch of their money back, by whatever means necessary!
Just getting back money stolen from them through confiscatory taxation. Big deal.
Wow! These scammers are going to finish charitable giving in our country.
How are we supposed to know whether it’s a scam when there are heartrending stories with pictures?
Their dog is likely to kill them in the middle of the night for doing that to her.
Pictures, names, addresses and phone numbers should be posted for this scum and they need to go viral. Harass them fight into the waiting arms of law enforcement.
The federal government, must, MUST I say, use landlubber tax monies to support the yachting lifestyle. Many marinas are actually bordered by very poor ghetto-type neighborhoods and by showcasing an easy-going, oh-so-social lifestyle that is the hallmark of yachtsmen everywhere it sets a marvelous example for the lower classes. Anything to improve the cut of their jib.
IMHO, well worth the paltry sums invested by the State of Michigan and the Obamagov.
Didn’t they throw in a free golf membership for this fellow?
It is good when we help the downtrodden.
Hey ah, Thurston, can you give Lovey her purse for me? I guess she ah, left it at my place when she came over to review the menu for the members dinner this weekend. Yeah, that’s right, it was the menu...
Speaking of fake Rockefllers, isn’t about time for another batch of “Supriem David Rockefeller” stories?
Let's not rush to judgment ..... Maybe the inside is horrible /s
This is why I support a policy that all state and federal govt financial benefits be turned into an open book and be searchable by name (corporate and individuals) and address. It would include all corporate welfare, special tax’abatement, unemployment comp, welfare, food stamps, disability, ssi, etc. If the government is writing a check we should know where it goes.
Those found guilty of such fraud should certainly face punishment much greater than that imposed on copying a $5 dvd
Just how incometent are our Minnesota welfare administators?
How many other scammers are scamming, just not to their extent?