Gov. Walker Approves 1st Step In Implementing Drug Testing For Certain Welfare SeekersWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday approved scope statements related to entitlement reform, which marks the first step in implementing drug testing of able-bodied adults seeking welfare benefits in the state.
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Man Guilty Of $167K Welfare Fraud Gets 21 Months In PrisonThe man who avoided federal investigators while living on a private yacht, and who claimed to be Scottish royalty, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and was ordered to pay full restitution. Colin Chisholm pleaded guilty to collecting more than $167,000 through welfare fraud.
'Lady' Chisholm Pleads Guilty To Welfare FraudA woman who once claimed to be Scottish royalty has now pled guilty to welfare fraud. Andrea Chisholm and her husband, Colin, are accused of collecting more than $165,000 in welfare payments while living in a lake-front mansion.
Minn. 'Yacht Couple' Accused In 2nd FraudTheir story made national headlines. A Minnesota couple accused of taking more than $150,000 in welfare benefits while living in a lake home and aboard a $1 million yacht.
FBI Investigating Deephaven Welfare Fraud DuoThe FBI is now investigating more claims against the self-declared "Scottish aristocrats" charged with welfare fraud – including the possibility they also defrauded members of a prominent Twin Cities church. The FBI has interviewed members of St. Martin's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church who say that Colin and Andrea Chisholm borrowed thousands of dollars from them, and offered worthless stock certificates as collateral.
Bail Doubled On Couple Facing Welfare Fraud ChargesA Minnesota couple facing allegations of stealing public assistance spent their second day in a Hennepin County courtroom Friday. Colin and Andrea Chisholm remain in jail, facing felony fraud charges of misrepresenting their qualifications for taking food stamps, welfare payments and other assistance between 2005 and 2012.
Yacht Couple Charged With Welfare Fraud Arrested In Fla.The Minnesota couple who allegedly received more than $167,000 worth of public assistance from Minnesota while living in Florida on a $1.2 million yacht have been arrested. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said that Colin Chisholm III and Andrea Chisholm were deported from the Bahamas on Monday.
Senate Panel Would End Welfare Drug-Testing Just because a Minnesota welfare recipient is a convicted drug felon doesn't mean that person must be subject to random drug tests, members of a state Senate health and human services panel decided on Monday.
MN Couple Charged With Getting Welfare While Living On A YachtA nationwide warrant has been issued for a Minnesota couple who allegedly received over a hundred thousand dollars worth of public assistance while living out of state on a $1.2 million yacht. Colin Chisholm III and Andrea Chisholm are charged with a one county of wrongfully obtaining public assistance over $35,000.
Horse Owners Pinched As Hay Prices More Than DoubleThis winter could be particularly difficult for Minnesota horse owners after drought and disease have led to a shortage of hay. That makes it extra expensive for owners, and animal rescue groups are saddling up for a tough road ahead. It's all due to alfalfa crops not faring well in the last year.
Burnsville Man Accused Of Collecting Welfare After Winning $20KInvestigators in Dakota County say a man hit it big at a casino and continued to take in welfare checks. Jin Park of Burnsville is accused of winning nearly $240,000 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, and then took in around $7,000 in government money. Park claims he has already spent the money, but Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom says not reporting the winnings is a crime, and they will try to prosecute.