Man who used Covid relief funds to buy rare Pokémon card sent to prison

A man has been sentenced to prison after admitting he lied to obtain a Covid-19 disaster relief loan, and then went on to use that money to purchase a rare Charizard Pokémon card.

Vinath Oudomsine from the US state of Georgia was awarded a Covid relief loan after he claimed to run a small business comprising of 10 employees. However, after obtaining the cash (a tidy $85k), Oudomsine “used $57,789 of it to buy a first-edition, shadowless and holographic Charizard card with a 9.5 gem mint rating”, (thanks, Polygon).

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