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Woman accused of flood relief fraud

Friday January 25, 2013 - 12:45 EDT

A woman has been charged with fraudulently claiming disaster relief after the deadly 2011 flash flood in the Lockyer Valley.

It is alleged the 54 year old from Grantham fraudulently claimed about $140,000 from the Premier's disaster relief fund and Natural Disaster Recovery Arrangements.

The allegations relate to claims for damages and repairs to property.

She is due to face Gatton Magistrates Court next month.


- ABC

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