Hammond woman charged with fraud linked to Katrina

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Posted: Feb 25, 2010 5:35 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Hammond, fraud, mail, Hurricane Katrina, American Red Cross

A 24-year-old Hammond woman has been charged in a bill of information with mail fraud related to applications she made to the American Red Cross for help after Hurricane Katrina.

The disaster relief agency provided up to $1,565 to those affected by the 2005 storm on a one-time only basis.

The bill of information alleges that Christy Alexander, on three occasions between September 2005 and October 2005, applied for and received $2,830 that she was not entitled to.

If convicted, Alexander faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, restitution to the Red Cross and three years of supervised release.

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