A Plymouth man pleaded guilty Wednesday to Covid-19 relief fund fraud, according to the US Attorney’s office in Boston.

Ferris Brooks, 41, applied for benefits in his own name and the names of three others — including two homeless people and a person who had been living in Dubai for more than a decade, prosecutors charged.

The total payout was more than $150,000, prosecutors said.

Brooks, who will be sentenced on May 21, faces between eight and 14 months in prison, according to federal sentencing guidelines.

In a plea agreement, prosecutors said they likely would seek a sentence at the low end of the range.

A September US Government Accountability Office report estimated that between $100 billion and $135 billion in fraudulent unemployment payments were made during the pandemic.

Andrea Estes can be reached at andrea@plymouthindependent.org.

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