A Wilmington woman will go to federal prison for 31 months for lying on applications for COVID relief funds and accepting the money.

Delaware woman sent to prison for COVID relief funds theft

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  A Wilmington woman was sentenced this week to 31 months in jail for applying for and taking $246,000 in false claims for federal COVID-19 relief funds. Ana Soto, 41, who formerly lived in Newark, submitted 17 fraudulentĀ  loan applications for Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. She had applied for as much as $746,000 in small …

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Newark woman pleads guilty to illegally taking COVID-19 money

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Ana Soto of Newark pleaded guilty to lying on applications for payroll protection loans.     A Newark woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining COVID-19 payroll protection money and then illegally spending the $246,000. Ana Soto, 41, last week pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. She faces a maximum penalty of …