Tarshauna Thomas, 34, of Flora, Mississippi, was a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Complex in Yazoo City when she applied for the two loans. She falsely claimed to be the sole proprietor of a dog breeding and sitting service in order to receive the money. Instead of using the funds for business-related expenses, Thomas spent the $12,586 on personal needs. She was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay full restitution of $15,086. The U.S. Attorney’s Office warned against fraudulent schemes and encouraged people to take advantage of the resources available to support small businesses during this difficult time.