BOLIVAR — A Crystal Beach woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to disaster-related fraud involving Hurricane Ike, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.

Whitney Rohacek, 26, admitted submitting fraudulent title documents, receipts and a false bill of sale that contained a forged signature for a travel trailer to obtain disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the statement said.

Ike made landfall Sept. 13, 2008, causing widespread flooding and damaging much of the Upper Texas Coast. Rohacek faces a maximum 30 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine at a sentencing hearing scheduled in August before U.S. District Court Judge Gregg Costa.

Contact reporter Chris Paschenko at 409-683-5241 or chris.paschenko@galvnews.com.

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