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11.25.03

Formal Investigation launched into FEMA Fraud

The Wilmington Housing Authority is launching a formal investigation after finding personal claims were made on their property following Hurricane Isabel.

Residents in New Hanover County have filed more claims than anywhere else in North Carolina.

About thirteen-hundred more people than Carteret County, one of the hardest hit regions in the state.

Many of the personal property claims were reported in Housing Developments in Wilmington.

However, Housing Officials didn't have any reports of damage after the hurricane.

Federal Emergency Mangement Agency or FEMA officials did not return the Housing Director Benjamin Quattlebaum's call. He has sent out a letter to FEMA, asking for the reports made on the Housing Authority's property.

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