NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A woman has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge stemming from Hurricane Katrina relief money she received. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says that Sharon Decarlo Baker pleaded guilty in New Orleans to one theft count alleging she stole $30,000 from the Road Home program.
According to court documents, the 51-year-old Baker filed an application for a Road Home grant, representing that she owned a property in New Orleans and lived there. She was living in Dallas at the time of the storm.
Baker faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.