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Thanks to his covid helpers, he bought a Pokémon card for… 50,000 euros

Thanks to his covid helpers, he bought a Pokémon card for… 50,000 euros

As in many countries, Covid aid has been provided to those who need it. In the United States, he was abused by a man and is now facing prison. He used a large part of his loan to buy a rare Pokemon card for close to 50,000 euros.

The story can make you smile at first glance, but the consequences can be significant for its main hero … In the United States, in the state of Georgia, the federal government has just filed an indictment of defrauding a certain Vinath Odomsin. Because? Buying a rare Pokemon card worth $57,789, that’s 49 x 837 euros…and that’s thanks to the perceived help that’s supposed to cover his professional expenses.

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The man now faces 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 (215-656 euros). In July 2020, Vinath Odomin applied for an economic disaster loan according to prosecutors, claiming to run a company with ten employees, and it was accepted. The problem is that this statement was wrong and, moreover, he decided to spend most of this help to buy one Pokemon card.

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