Couple Charged With Welfare Fraud
A Minnesota couple claiming to be Scottish royalty will be headed back home to face charges of welfare fraud.
Colin and Andrea Chisholm waived extradition in a Broward County courtroom Thursday morning, meaning they will be transferred to a Minnesota jail.
Prosecutors said the Chisholms, who called themselves "lord" and "lady," lied on public assistance request forms by claiming they were broke to collect nearly 170 thousand dollars in welfare payments and food stamps.
All the while, prosecutors claim, they were living large in a million-dollar mansion in South Florida.
The Chisholms were arrested Tuesday at Port Everglades after authorities in the Bahamas sent them back to the United States because their visas had expired.
Prosecutors said they had been on the run for three weeks.
Colin Chisholm allegedly claimed to be a cable network executive and an heir to the Scottish royalty, while his lady fancied King Charles Spaniel show dogs.
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