Welfare Cheats Lived On $1.2M Yacht, Lawyer Says | Roland Martin Reports

Welfare Cheats Lived On $1.2M Yacht, Lawyer Says

Source: CBS News

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A nationwide warrant is out for a Minnesota couple who allegedly received over $167,000 in public assistance while living on a $1.2 million yacht in Florida, reports CBS Minnesota.

Colin Chisholm III, 62, and Andrea Chisholm, 54, are facing one count of wrongfully obtaining public assistance of more than $35,000, which is a felony charge. The couple’s whereabouts are currently unknown.

“I’ve never ridden on a yacht that nice, and I bet most of us haven’t, but they were living on it while they were collecting public assistance,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

The couple illegally received public assistance from several government programs designed to help the poor between Jan. 1, 2005 and May 31, 2012, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

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  • Neka

    And people are so worried about the average chick in the hood getting welfare or public assistance. Buquisha in the hood with four babies and four baby daddies are not the biggest threat to the system. These fools are.

    • Ladivee Rencher

      “Buquisha” lmao…I can’t even comment because you hit the nail on head! High Five!!!!!

      • Guest

        Racist Troll be quiet!

        • Ladivee Rencher

          Why you mad? I didn’t write the article! Grow-up “Guest” bitch-made azz.

  • CE Lee

    Maybe they were poor and a friend let them live on the yacht? I need to find different friends.lol

    • or maybe they were able to game the system and got the yacht because they weren’t minorities i.e. the stereotypical welfare recipients

  • Keisha

    I’m just thanking God they’re white. Cuz if they’d been black and pulled this off, hoods would come out of the wood works calling them all kinds of n*ggers, thugs, baby mamas, and welfare queens.