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Thu, 13 Oct 2005 17:38:33 -0500
Some Post-Katrina Fraud Arrests|
By The Associated Press
Some arrests in federal fraud investigations from Hurricane Katrina.
THE ACCUSED: George Marrero and Michelle Lynn Goodwin, both of Waco,
THE CHARGES: Authorities say Marrero and Goodwin falsely claimed
CHARGES ANNOUNCED: Oct. 12 in San Antonio, Texas.
THE ACCUSED: Bryan Michael Beets of Vicksburg, Miss., and Markqus
THE CHARGES: The four are accused of applying for disaster relief aid,
CHARGES ANNOUNCED: Oct. 6-7 in Jackson, Miss.
THE ACCUSED: Joseph Earl Johnson, 48, of Lufkin, Texas.
THE CHARGE: Johnson is accused of claiming he lived in Beaumont, Texas,
CHARGE ANNOUNCED: Oct. 6 in Lufkin.
THE ACCUSED: Yolanda Toliver, 46, of Minden, La., and Eugenia Jones, 53,
THE CHARGES: Authorities said Toliver and Jones fraudulently claimed to
CHARGES ANNOUNCED: Oct. 5 in Shreveport, La.
THE ACCUSED: Walter Ray Stall, also known as Ray Johnson, 43, of
THE CHARGE: Stall is accused of claiming he was a New Orleans resident
CHARGE ANNOUNCED: Oct. 4 in Tyler, Texas.
THE ACCUSED: John Phillip Dugan, 19, of Baton Rouge, La., and Ursula R.
THE CHARGES: Authorities said Dugan applied for FEMA relief funds using
CHARGES ANNOUNCED: Oct. 4 in Baton Rouge, La.
THE ACCUSED: Trent Jermaine Preslie, 33, Aminah Randle, 19, Robert
THE CHARGES: All 15 were employed,at a Red Cross call center in
CHARGES ANNOUNCED: Oct. 4-6 in Fresno, Calif.
THE ACCUSED: Gary S. Kraser, 51, of Aventura, Fla.
THE CHARGE: Kraser is accused of raising nearly $40,000 over two days on
CHARGE ANNOUNCED: Oct. 3 in Miami.
THE ACCUSED: Barney Spears, 38, of Houston.
THE CHARGE: Spears is charged with claiming in an online FEMA
CHARGE ANNOUNCED: Sept. 30 in Houston.
THE ACCUSED: Kenneth M. Hodge, 33, and Veronica Jaeger, 22, both of
THE CHARGES: Hodge and Jaeger are charged with applying for $2,000 in
CHARGES ANNOUNCED: Sept. 29 in Shreveport, La.
THE ACCUSED: Nakia Dewuane Grimes, 30, of Atlanta.
THE CHARGE: Grimes is accused of applying for $2,000 in FEMA aid though
CHARGE ANNOUNCED: Sept. 21 in Atlanta.
THE ACCUSED: Tino Lee, 44, of Burbank, Calif., and Gina Liz Nicholas,
THE CHARGES: Authorities say Lee and Nicholas posed as Red Cross
CHARGES ANNOUNCED: Sept. 16 in Los Angeles.
Source: Justice Department.
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