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A nationwide warrant for fraud has been issued for a couple who lived on a million dollar yacht while collecting welfare.

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A couple who lived on a $1.2 million yacht in Florida, but still collected $167,000 in welfare from Minnesota, are wanted on fraud charges, WCCO TV reported.

Colin Chisholm III, 62, and his wife, Andrea Chisholm, 54, have been charged with wrongfully obtaining public assistance of more than $35,000. The Chisholms collected the public assistance from January 2005 through May 2012.

Prosecutors say the Chisholms received welfare checks to pay for food, medical bills and job training, the Star Tribune reported, despite having $3 million in various bank accounts.

The newspaper reported that aside from the $1.2 million yacht, the Chisholms also rented a $1.6 million house on Lake Minnetonka, and owned a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pedigree breeding business that produced an award-winning dog at the Westminster dog show.

For more on this story visit the Star Tribune.
grace April 01, 2014 at 09:38 AM
@ starr not just right wingers..its called ignorance followed by stupidity
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM
I do find those on right are very angry all the time, guilt? One ( Republican) gets into wars and thousands die and no anger, but another ( Democrat) tries to get everyone insured and it's death panels 24x7. OH, I was career military 1966-2006 want know who treats veterans the best? Want know treats active military the best? Democratic Presidents and House & Senate. I lived it and know...
ROBERT J? HADLEY April 23, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Not much to say about this, but look up where are from. Solid GOP district none the less. So it's Obama's fault not local ,state and federal GOP politicians .
jim April 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM
the guilty people are in jail

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