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Portland Housekeeper Pleads Guilty To Stealing COVID-Relief Funds

(Portland, OR) -- A Portland area housekeeper is pleading guilty to stealing money from the Paycheck Protection Program. Kimberly Wells created a fake company called Kim's Cleaning. She claimed her company did 600-thousand dollars in business a year with a monthly payroll of 19-thousand dollars. An online loan company approved her application and sent her 49-thousand dollars in PPP funds. She spent the money on personal expenses that included travel and gambling. She'll be sentenced in August and could face up to 20 years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine. She's agreed to pay over 51-thousand dollars to the loan company and the SBA.

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