Trio Indicted for Joplin Tornado Fraud



A former employee of an agency that administers disaster relief funds is among two other Joplin residents indicted for wire fraud following the May 2011 tornado. 31-year-old Herlana Latham, 36-year-old Christopher Smith, and 30-year-old John Williams were charged Tuesday with the crimes. Latham worked for the Economic Security Corporation in Joplin. The US District Attorney's office says Latham submitted fraudulent applications for rental assistance on Smith and Williams' behalf. They received a total of around $10,000, which they split three ways.


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People : Christopher SmithHerlana LathamJohn Williams