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Woman who claimed to be evacuee charged with fraud

As well she should have been! This was just plain stupid!  I am apalled that someone would do this!

Associated Press
Published on: 09/13/05
A 36-year-old woman is being held at the Cobb County Jail, facing felony theft charges after authorities say she lied about being an evacuee from New Orleans.

Officer Wayne Delk said the woman, identified as Beretta Jo Hogg of Lithonia, went to an American Red Cross shelter for evacuees of Hurricane Karina last week in Marietta and told officials she and her 8-year-old son had lost everything in the hurricane.

She filled out paperwork and left the shelter with $1,300.

Later a woman who felt sorry for Hogg and the boy took them into her home. Police say while Hogg was sleeping, the woman talked to the boy, who told her he attended a school in Stone Mountain.

The woman called 911 and police later arrested Hogg.

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