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By Janelle Griffith
The West Virginia woman who made national headlines in 201
Pamela Taylor, 57, admitted on Tuesday that she had falsely paid more than $ 18,000 for FEMA disasters following historic flooding. In Clay County, West Virginia, in June 2016, the US attorney's office said in a statement , These floods killed 23 people.
Taylor claimed that her main residence was damaged in the flood and she was in a rental property, the prosecutor said. However, her house was not damaged, and she still lived there.
"The tide was a natural disaster," US attorney Mike Stuart said in the statement. "Stealing from FEMA is a human-made disaster."
In her plea agreement, Taylor agreed to a refund of $ 18,149.04.
She is sentenced to up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $ 500,000 when she is sentenced in May 30.
Taylor could not be reached immediately for comment.
Taylor's name and residences are similar to those of Pamela Taylor, who was dismissed from her job as director of the Clay County Development Corporation in November 2016 after her Facebook post from the Charleston Gazette Mail.
Following the election of Donald Trump as President, Taylor published a controversial article on Obama stating, "It will be refreshing to have a noble, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House." I am so sorry for a monkey see them in their heels. "