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Roofer Charged With PPP Fraud Says Boat Buy With Loan Is Legal

October 14, 2020

Via: ENR

In the short history of pandemic rescue loan program fraud, the charges against Casey Crowther stand out.

On Sept. 2, officers from the Lee County, Fla., sheriff’s department arrested Crowther, the owner of Target Roofing & Sheet Metal, a $32-million-a-year contractor based in Fort Myers, Fla. The central charge against him is that he bought a $689,000 pleasure boat with funds from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created by Congress so virus-impacted small businesses could keep employees on the payroll.

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