Woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

February 7, 2008 12:25:28 PM PST
A Fairfield woman has pleaded guilty to making false claims for money intended for Hurricane Katrina disaster victims.

Sharon N. Dailey, 37, succeeded in obtaining $4,358 for housing financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott said. Dailey pleaded guilty Monday before United States District Court Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr.

Dailey was a permanent resident of California when she made the false claims for assistance and fraudulently used another person's credit application to purchase a vehicle, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Dailey faces a maximum 45-year prison sentence, a $250,000 fine and a three-year term of federal supervised release when she is sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sacramento April 18. The actual sentence will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of federal sentencing guidelines, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.