A Harvey woman pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding the federal government of disaster relief money after Hurricane Isaac.
Jennifer Williams, 33, admitted to five counts of theft and one count of disaster fraud.
Prosecutors said Williams applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in October 2012, claiming she needed rental assistance due to hurricane-related damage. They said she made false statements about where she was temporarily living.
“After receiving a total of $17,040 in rental assistance, Department of Homeland Security investigators determined that Williams, in fact, never rented another property after Hurricane Isaac and that her application and supporting documentation was false,” U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release.
Williams is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 5 by U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown.