Baton Rouge Man Pleading Guilty To FEMA Fraud

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A man from Baton Rouge is pleading guilty to filing a fraudulent FEMA claim.

42-year-old Courtney Hickman is accused of stealing more than $26,000 in disaster assistance funds that were supposed to go to victims of August 2016 catastrophic flooding.

The Director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud says Hickman claimed his primary residence was in the flooding area, but he was actually living elsewhere and renting his home to a tenant.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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