Biloxi woman admits to FEMA fraud

By WLOX Staff

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Biloxi woman has admitted to filing a false claim for assistance from FEMA following Hurricane Katrina.

U.S. Attorney Stan Harris said Krystal Williams claimed a house on Oak Street in Biloxi, in which another family lived at the time of Hurricane Katrina. As a result of the false claim, Williams received $24,171.96 in government benefits.

Friday, she admitted that she did not live at the address she claimed. Williams will be sentenced in January 2010.

If you have information concerning possible fraud being committed during the post-Katrina recovery effort, you can call the DHS-OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or the FBI Fraud Hotline at 1-800-225-5324.

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