A Virginia woman in the United States who was fired from her post in 2016 after posting a Facebook post about Michelle Obama, was sentenced to jail on Thursday for embezzling more than $ 18,000 disaster of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Pamela Taylor, 57, was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison and two months in house arrest, the US Attorney’s Office said.
She was also fined $ 10,000, according to NBC news reports.
Taylor pleaded guilty in February to falsely registering for more than $ 18,000 in FEMA claims after the floods in Clay County, West Virginia, in June 2016. The floods killed 23 people.
Taylor said her main home was damaged by the flood and that she lived in a rental property, the prosecutor’s office said. However, she never moved and has always lived in her house in good condition.
Taylor repaid $ 18,149.04.
She was fired from her job after posting on Facebook in November 2016.