Woman Sentenced for Lying About Hurricane Damage

POSTED: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:01am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

A woman is sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for lying about hurricane damage.

Phyllis Ann Taylor pleaded guilty in a Houston court room to one count of mail fraud and one count of stealing another person's social security number. She was ordered to repay FEMA for money she stole in multiple bogus disaster claims. Taylor was indicted on 13 other counts all related to false claims for home damage during hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike.

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