Ellensburg man accused of fraud in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Washington man has been indicted for allegedly applying and receiving a Permanent Fund Dividend knowing he wasn’t eligible.

The Juneau Empire reported that 71-year-old William Ristow, of Ellensburg, is accused of submitting a fraudulent PFD application in 2009. He received a PFD check in the amount of $1,305, which authorities say was directly deposited into a bank account.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg has issued a warrant for Ristow’s arrest.

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