Charlotte woman spends coronavirus relief loan on shopping luxury items - News

25/February/2021

United States — A North Carolina woman, Jasmine Johnnae Clifton, 24, who lied to get a coronavirus relief loan spent the money on shopping excursions to Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton and diamond stores, federal prosecutors said. NBC News reports

Clifton created false documents claiming $350,000 in gross revenue in 12 months for her online clothing business, Jazzy Jas, even though other paperwork filed in early 2020 showed the company was effectively dissolved in September 2019..

Clifton appeared in court Monday and was later released on $25,000 bond, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina..