Atlanta woman indicted for Katrina fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta woman has been indicted on federal
charges for posing as a Hurricane Katrina evacuee and collecting
federal disaster assistance.

A federal grand jury Thursday indicted 33-year-old Yolanda Clay
on charges of mail and wire fraud, false statements and theft of
government funds.

Prosecutors say Clay told Federal Emergency Management Agency
officials she lived in New Orleans during Katrina when she actually
was a College Park, Ga., resident. Prosecutors say Clay collected
nearly $15,000 from the FEMA fund meant for Katrina victims using a
false Louisiana address.

She could be sentenced a maximum of 20 years in prison and
$250,000 for each charge.

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