Gulfport woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

Published 7:19 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A Gulfport woman pleaded guilty to hurricane disaster-relief fraud and faces five years in prison, the U.S. attorney’s office said Monday.

Amanda Rettig will be sentenced April 25 and could also be fined up to $250,000.

She pleaded guilty to filing a false claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying her property was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. She submitted a false address in Saucier.

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She received $22,253.23, a statement from U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton said.