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Oxford Junction woman gets 4-months in jail for lying to FEMA


An Oxford Junction woman was sentenced to four-months in federal prison for lying to FEMA after the floods of 2008.

Court officials say 32-year-old Jessica Hines admitted to submitting a fraudulent application to FEMA on July 28, 2008.  She admitted that she lied about where she lived on the application when she said her home and personal belongings were damaged by the flood. 

Hines was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids to four-months in prison.  She will spend five years on supervised release after being released from prison and must pay $7,155.81 in restitution to FEMA.

Hines was released on bond and must surrender to the United States Marshal on November 5, 2012.

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