DAYTONA BEACH — Among the familiar local businesses that received assistance from the federal COVID Restaurant Revitalization Fund in Daytona Beach, one name is conspicuously unfamiliar.
At the top of rankings of 31 businesses in the Daytona Beach area — with a whopping $3.4 million in relief — is Amy Williams, listed as a caterer with a business address of 208 Bellevue Ave., a modest residential home in Daytona Beach.
It’s an astonishingly high amount, roughly 40% of the total $8.6 million distributed from the fund to 31 Daytona Beach area restaurant and catering businesses, according to a database released by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
It’s also news to Williams, 44.
She said never applied for the grant, never received any money and has never worked in the restaurant business. She told The News-Journal she has no idea how her name ended up on the list.
“I don’t have any money,” said Williams. “I’d really love to know how this happened.”
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