Federal investigators have found alleged fraud schemes to take millions of dollars in pandemic relief in Nebraska and Iowa.Omaha’s Federal Bureau of Investigation office says it has zeroed in on several possible cases that could leave taxpayers footing the bill in the end.KETV Newswatch 7’s Jose Zozaya investigates how agents say this happened and the safety upgrades from the federal agency helping small businesses.”Unfortunately, bad actors will always try and prey on those down on their luck,” FBI Omaha Special Agent Bryan Van Deun said.Van Deun, who supervises the office’s white collar crimes squad, said major disasters, natural or otherwise, attract criminals looking to scam either banks or the federal government.To Van Deun, the COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception for people claiming they need help to keep their businesses afloat.”In the Iowa and Nebraska region, I can tell you we have at least 10 active, open investigations now with…

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