Joseph Harrison of Brevard Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud as ‘Money Mule’

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If convicted, Harrison faces up to 20 years in prison

During the pandemic, the FBI believes hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits are being stolen through fraud. Above, Joseph Harrison of Brevard County is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. (WFTV video image)

(WFTV.com) — During the pandemic, the FBI believes hundreds of millions of dollars in unemployment benefits are being stolen through fraud.

Now a Brevard County man is being accused of helping clean some of that dirty money as what investigators often refer to as a “money mule.”

A money mule, investigators explained, is someone who allows money to be wired into their account before wiring more of it back out, but keeping a part of it for themselves.

Joseph Harrison, 43 is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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