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Woman pleads guilty to fraud in disaster aid case

4 years ago June 24, 2010 Jun 24, 2010 Thursday, June 24 2010 Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:35:08 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A 33-year-old Tickfaw woman has pleaded guilty to a one-count bill of information charging her with mail fraud linked to aid she received after the 2005 hurricanes.

Shari Wheeler entered the plea and admitted to applying for American Red Cross aid 13 times getting $10,995.

Wheeler faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and possible restitution to the American Red Cross.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 22.

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