JOLIET, IL — A group of inmates needing money to post bail organized a phony Paycheck Protection Program loan scam from inside the Will County Jail, according to a civil forfeiture complaint filed Thursday by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office of Jim Glasgow.
According to the complaint, the Joliet Police Department raided Adrian Bailey’s house in the 300 block of Union Street on May 20, seizing $2,134 in cash. Prosecutors are now asking a Will County judge to make the money a forfeited asset for police.
A hearing at the Will County Courthouse is set for Sept. 8.
Back in May, Joliet police officers were discussing the latest area crime trends, including PPP loan fraud. “It was discussed how a large amount of incarcerated inmates at the Will County Adult Detention Facility were using help from outside sources to start fake businesses to get approximately $20,000 and subsequently get ‘forgiveness’ and not have to pay the U.S….