Two Spokane women indicted of COVID-19 relief fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. — Two Spokane women have been indicted for COVID-19 relief fraud and are facing up to 20 years in prison. Natasha Opsal, 40, and Yur...

July 6, 2022
10:10 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. — Two Spokane women have been indicted for COVID-19 relief fraud and are facing up to 20 years in prison. Natasha Opsal, 40, and Yuriy P. Anischenko, 34, were both indicted on May 3, 2022. Opsal, who now resides in Montana, was charged with nine counts of fraud in connection with several COVID-19 relief loans. Anischenko, now living in Kent, Washington, was charged with three counts of fraud in connection with two EIDL loans. According to a press release from the attorney's office for the Eastern District of Washington, the indictment against Opsal charges that she fraudulently sought over $600,000 through the PPP and EIDL programs for fictitious businesses.