Cuachon Burton of Brooklyn is accused of stealing about $150,000 in coronavirus relief loans.
The report says a New York City fugitive accused of stealing about $150,000 in COVID-19 relief loans meant to help struggling businesses was arrested after a federal postal inspector spotted him with family at Walt Disney World.
According to Walt Disney World News Today, Quoshone Burton, 31, from Brooklyn, was taken into custody on October 20 near the Animal Kingdom theme park.
The arrest came after federal postal inspector Jeff Andre, who was working on the case and happened to be in the park that day, recognized Burton and the distinct “H” tattoo on his neck and then alerted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the website said.
Federal prosecutors allege that Burton stole the identities of at least four people and used their information to fraudulently obtain about $150,000 in federal loans meant for businesses seeking help during the pandemic, Walt Disney World News Today also reports, citing for court documents.
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Law enforcement first attempted to arrest Burton at his Brooklyn home on November 29 last year, but did not find him there.
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“USPIS agents visited the house twice and were informed by Burton’s mother that Burton would not turn himself in,” court documents say, according to Walt Disney World News Today.
Police say Burton resisted arrest at a bus stop outside of Animal Kingdom, where he was waiting with two family members after being spotted by Andre, the website reports.
The fugitive visited the park under an assumed name and even refused to acknowledge his real identity after a fingerprint scan showed it was him, according to Walt Disney World News Today, citing federal documents.
Burton is currently in custody without bail, awaiting trial.
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