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An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman accused of defrauding two West Virginia disaster relief agencies after last month’s floods in eastern Kanawha County.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s office is searching for 26-year-old Brittany Lee Hackney of Sissonville.
Hackney is accused of lying to two disaster relief agencies to obtain aid after claiming her Cabin Creek home was damaged in floods late last month.
Police filed an arrest warrant for Hackney after it was discovered the address she provided to the American Red Cross and the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster was fake.
The two organizations are helping residents who suffered flood damage from heavy rains in late August.
Hackney faces a felony count for obtaining $2000 in money, property and services under false pretenses.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is encouraged to call Detective Daugherty with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s office at 304-357-0556.