• Connecticut State Fraud Investigator Being Investigated For Fraud

    The man tasked with managing Connecticut’s welfare fraud investigations was charged with fraud Wednesday.

    Lynwood Patrick Jr., 39, was arrested and charged with wire fraud after allegedly falsifying his assets and income to get federal financial aid for housing payments, the Hartford Courant reports.

    A new federal investigative task force will look into the matter, and a conviction comes with a maximum sentence of 20 years.

    Patrick allegedly created fake pay stubs and lied about his assets to help him qualify for the Making Home Affordable program, a federal program to help people pay for homes. He allegedly spread his money across several bank accounts and falsely claimed his income had decreased.

    Patrick’s bankruptcy attorney said he won’t discuss the case at this time.

    If he’s lucky, he’ll get the same treatment as Internal Revenue Service employees, who have been cheating on their taxes in droves and not only keeping their jobs, but getting promoted. (RELATED: IRS Employees Cheated Taxes, Got Promoted Anyway)

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