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Jones Co. woman headed to jail for Katrina fraud

A Jones County woman has been ordered to spend 10 months in a federal prison for defrauding the federal government by filing false Hurricane Katrina claims.  Catherine Pruitt of Ellisville also got 3 years of supervised release, 40 hours of community service, and has to pay $4,300 in restitution.

Officials say Pruitt filed for disaster assistance on a home in Pass Christian, even though she hadn't lived there in years.

She also tried to obtain grants for $130,000.

 

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