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Miami, FL: Postal Inspectors assisted multiple federal law enforcement partners in an investigation culminating in recent charges for two Florida residents, accused of using fraudulent identities to allegedly defraud banks and steal over $3 million from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida on August 28, 2020 alleges Jean Fleuridor, 41, and Hasan Brown, 44, and their co-conspirators began utilizing stolen identity information in 2017 to create approximately 700 fraudulent identities, which they used to create bank accounts and shell companies. Beginning around April 2020, the defendants used these fraudulent accounts and companies to apply for assistance under the PPP. The defendants had their initial appearance in federal court last week.

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