CT Woman Accused In Katrina Fraud

A New Britain woman is facing 20 years in prison after trying to falsely profit from Hurricane Katrina.

Christine Tate, 30, collected more than $3,400 in storm relief benefits intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina, federal prosecutors said.

Tate is accused of falsely applying for and receiving the money from a Federal Emergency Management Agency program.

The grand jury indicted Tate Wednesday on one count of theft of government property and two counts of making false statements. If Tate is convicted of all three charges, prosecutors said, she’s looking at prison time as well as $750,000 in fines.
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