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8 Indicted On Hurricane Katrina-Related Fraud Charges

Posted November 6, 2006 9:24 a.m. EST
Updated August 29, 2012 1:44 p.m. EDT

— A federal grand jury has indicted eight people from Fayetteville and Holly Springs for allegedly filing false claims in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The indictments allege that defendants filed applications with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for more than $17,000.

The defendants claimed to have sustained damage while living in Louisiana when the storm hit the Gulf Coast last year, according to court documents. None of the defendants, however, lived there at the time.

One of the defendants allegedly provided instructions to the other defendants to include fake addresses in Kenner, La., when filing the claims, court records alleged.

A trial date has not been set.