FEMA FRAUD: Iowa Woman Sent To Prison


An Iowa woman who lied to FEMA to get disaster benefits is going to federal prison. 

Jessica Hines (32) of Oxford Junction pleaded guilty to one count of disaster benefits fraud in July.  Himes admitted that in 2008, she submitted a fraudulent application to FEMA seeking benefits related to the Flood in Eastern Iowa in June of 2009. 

She falsely claimed that she lived at a residence in Oxford Junction at the time and that her home and personal property were damaged. 

Hines was sentenced to four months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised released.  She was also ordered to pay $7,155.81 in restitution to FEMA. 

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