Duluth man indicted on federal charges for stealing Covid relief funds

DULUTH, MN– A Duluth man is facing numerous federal charges after investigators say he stole covid relief funds.

The U-S Attorney’s Office indicted 34 year old Jared Fiege on 16 counts, including wire fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, and being a felon with a firearm.

According to the indictment, Fiege submitted fraudulent applications for Covid relief funds.

He reportedly used the names, birth dates, and social security numbers of at least 25 people.

The U-S Attorney’s Office said he also invented fake businesses, had fake passports, and used fake bank accounts to withdraw large amounts of money.

This isn’t Fiege’s first run-in with the law.

According to Minnesota court records, he’s already been found guilty of felony theft twice, among other charges.