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Yacht sailing couple wanted for welfare fraud
Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | KEVIN MURPHY

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at torontosun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Florida; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: democrats

1 posted on 03/21/2014 6:04:00 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Pikers compared to most democrats and global warming scientists.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 6:05:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

No kidding. The pros usually gravitate toward green energy subsidies.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 6:06:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rickmichaels

They must be white.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 6:10:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: rickmichaels; Kenny Bunk

The Chisholms are old money socialist oligarch Canadian expatriatres. This will be ignored by the leftist socialists at the Toronto Sun.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 6:14:14 PM PDT by golux
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To: rickmichaels
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.

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!

6 posted on 03/21/2014 6:16:37 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: driftdiver
pikers

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.

7 posted on 03/21/2014 6:18:44 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: rickmichaels; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ..
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Hey, hey! Look at this!

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8 posted on 03/21/2014 6:22:10 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: rickmichaels
They bought a $1.2 million yacht, The Andrea Aras, in 2005 shortly after applying for welfare benefits in Minnesota, according to complaints against them. They have been accused of living on the yacht in the area of Palm Beach, Florida, for 28 months while lying about living in Minnesota.

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.

9 posted on 03/21/2014 6:22:33 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: latina4dubya
...that's about $24,000 a year doing NADA!

Well, one suspects that they returned the favor by voting.

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10 posted on 03/21/2014 6:24:03 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Michael.SF.

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.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 6:25:00 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Kennard

$30,000 Lexus? Certainly not a new one! And they’re certainly not car people!


12 posted on 03/21/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: rickmichaels
They have $3,000,000 in the bank according the article

idiots.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 6:26:41 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: rickmichaels

Is this any different than the welfare surfer in California?


14 posted on 03/21/2014 6:27:24 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Don't worry about stuffing the bus or filling the fridge. Try filling the Church.)
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To: rickmichaels

May they spend many years behind bars.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 6:27:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels

This is different from other welfare grifters how?


16 posted on 03/21/2014 6:28:38 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Michael.SF.; All
yeah..he's been known for his very lavish vacations/elitist golfing excursions/gay bar
hopping for more than 5+ years
...word is; he (wife/2 daughters) hasn't worked for 30+ yrs.

17 posted on 03/21/2014 6:31:35 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rickmichaels

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?


18 posted on 03/21/2014 6:37:18 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rickmichaels

I say catch them and terminate them. What’s the difference between execution or a death panel?


19 posted on 03/21/2014 7:14:43 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: LucyT

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.


20 posted on 03/21/2014 8:16:49 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer; thouworm; Velveeta; onyx; TheOldLady; azishot; melancholy; Windflier; null and void; ...

snicker...

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.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: LucyT

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/05/3035926/internet-cancer-scam-unveiled.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/21/us/utah-mom-cancer-scam/

http://www.klkntv.com/story/21786252/suspects-in-identity-theft-cases-use-paypal

http://www.oddee.com/item_98193.aspx


22 posted on 03/21/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: LucyT

Anyone we know?


23 posted on 03/21/2014 8:57:14 PM PDT by azishot
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To: Brown Deer; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...
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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.

24 posted on 03/21/2014 9:03:17 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Michael.SF.

The little kid will be looking for someone other than Mommy or Daddy to take him out next Halloween.


25 posted on 03/22/2014 3:16:01 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: rickmichaels; All

Uh, Canucks? Up anchor?

Run for it!


26 posted on 03/22/2014 7:37:39 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Michael.SF.

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!


27 posted on 03/22/2014 7:41:12 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: rickmichaels

Just getting back money stolen from them through confiscatory taxation. Big deal.


28 posted on 03/22/2014 7:52:12 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: LucyT

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?


29 posted on 03/22/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Michael.SF.

Their dog is likely to kill them in the middle of the night for doing that to her.


30 posted on 03/22/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Michael.SF.
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!.

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.

31 posted on 03/22/2014 12:51:52 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: LucyT; rickmichaels; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; ...
As a yachtsman, I must take umbrage with the offensive coverage given to this charming couple. We here on the site must, MUST I say, keep an even strain on the old springline and not over-react

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.

32 posted on 03/22/2014 3:52:26 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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To: LucyT

http://www.hennepinattorney.org/Portals/0/complaints/2014/Chisholm%20Colincplt.pdf


33 posted on 03/22/2014 5:10:59 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Michael.SF.

Didn’t they throw in a free golf membership for this fellow?

It is good when we help the downtrodden.


34 posted on 03/22/2014 5:15:03 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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...


35 posted on 03/22/2014 5:20:24 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: LucyT
At least they used their real names, unlike some convicted felons who steal other people's names and/or identities, like Clark Rockefeller.


36 posted on 03/22/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

hehe

Speaking of fake Rockefllers, isn’t about time for another batch of “Supriem David Rockefeller” stories?


37 posted on 03/22/2014 7:59:09 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: rickmichaels

Let's not rush to judgment ..... Maybe the inside is horrible /s

38 posted on 03/24/2014 6:29:45 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: rickmichaels

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


39 posted on 03/24/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: rickmichaels

Just how incometent are our Minnesota welfare administators?

How many other scammers are scamming, just not to their extent?


40 posted on 04/02/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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