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Corpus Christi man admits to falsely claiming over $278,000 in unemployment benefits

The man falsified multiple documents to pull this off. It's led him to federal charges and a possible $250,000 fine.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Corpus Christi man has now admitted to taking money intended to help people hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick says 28-year-old William Peck misappropriated over $278,000 to take advantage of the Cares Act.

Peck falsified multiple documents to pull this off. It's led him to federal charges and a possible $250,000 fine. His sentencing is set for January 25.

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