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Oklahoma crime briefs for Nov. 7

Oklahoma crime briefs for Nov. 7

Published: November 7, 2013

Crime Briefs

Oklahoma City

Former Moore resident faces fraud charge

A former Moore resident was indicted on federal charges of major disaster benefits fraud and making false statements after the May 20 tornado. Ira Robert Schilling, 42, was charged in federal court in Oklahoma City. Prosecutors allege Schilling filed a U.S. Air Force memo requesting evacuation benefits on behalf of his dependents after the storms, court records show. Schilling also reportedly filed false travel vouchers for relocation costs to Norman and used his Air Force email account claiming entitlement to benefits, according to the indictment. Schilling faces up to 30 years in prison on the fraud count, and up to five years each on the two false statement counts. He could be fined up to $250,000 on each count.

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