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Interesting story I just found.

Authorities hunt for couple living lavish lifestyle while collecting food stamps

In 2004, at same time the Chisholms were beginning to apply for benefits in Minnesota, the couple were also negotiating the purchase of $1.2 million, Fort Lauderdale-based 1963 yacht called the "Wishing Star."

Colin Chisholm told the yacht's owner, Richard Ross of Stuart, that he controlled about $30 million in network television advertising on CNBC. Ross and the Chisholms agreed to a down payment of $220,000, monthly payments of $7,500 and a lump sum payment of $157,000, due in March 2005.

The Chisholms took over the yacht in January 2005. They renamed it the "Andrea Aras" and docked it at the luxury marina at Turnberry Isle in Aventura.

"It's outrageous," Freeman said. "You hear of people getting public assistance when they're having a hard time in their lives and getting it back together. And then you see this."

For a few months, the couple made their monthly payments. Then they stopped and the Coast Guard seized the yacht - or, as Andrea Chisholm later claimed to a lawyer, "stole" it.
 
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