The 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.
The couple that called themselves “Lord and Lady Chisholm” are in more trouble, as prosecutors say they were also swindling investors in sham corporations.
A Deephaven, Minn. couple accused with welfare fraud while living on a $1.2 million yacht now faces accusations of trying to flee the country. Colin and Andrea Chisolm were arrested in Florida earlier this month as they reentered the country from the Bahamas. They are charged with collecting more than $160,000 in welfare payments. That’s while living in a lakefront home in Deephaven and owning the yacht.