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Continued: We are now paupers, say Lake Minnetonka scam suspects

  • Article by: DAVID CHANEN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 17, 2014 - 11:26 PM

… or a trail of untruths?

Crumb told the judge a different version, recounting the haste in which the couple left Minnesota and how it didn’t appear that they had any plans to return. They listed an address in the Bahamas for TCN, the Caribbean television network. But she said there was no Bahamas address. And the address listed for the company in Miami was actually a UPS store, she said.

The two were charged with welfare fraud after investigators discovered that the Chisholms were receiving welfare and medical benefits while living in a lavish lakeside home and portraying themselves as Scottish royalty who owned a broadcasting company. In March 2012, their benefits were finally cut off when they couldn’t explain how they were able to pay rent and personal expenses with no income.

Andrea Chisholm’s mother and Colin Chisholm’s brother attended Thursday’s court hearing. The Chisholms will be back in court Friday to allow their attorneys to further discuss the prosecution’s increased bail request.

 

David Chanen • 612-673-4465

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