Madison County couple allegedly used fraudulent money for plastic surgery and vacation

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville couple have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to an announcement from the US Department of Justice.

Husband and wife John D. Scoggins, 43, and Jennifer C. Scoggins, 37, were charged in the five-count indictment, filed in US District Court.

Between February and June 2021, the Scoggins conspired to defraud the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the U.S. government by requesting and/or receiving approximately $1.7 million from bogus PPP loans on behalf of four supposedly operational companies.

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Carlton L. Peeples and U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, ​​the Scoggins submitted loan applications with “material misrepresentations,” according to Wednesday’s announcement. , which were supported by “falsified and fraudulent” documents.

The couple are accused of using funds obtained through PPP loans to make a series of unauthorized purchases, including the purchase of a house, family vacations and plastic surgery.

The FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan “Jack” Harrington will prosecute the case.


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