A Moline woman faces a felony count of fraud on a government entity after she allegedly filed a false injury claim with the city of Rock Island against its police department.
Airlyn Powell, 22, of 3506 70th St., was arrested Thursday and released from jail the following day after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 bond. A court appearance has yet to be set.
Charges filed in Rock Island County Circuit Court accuse Ms. Powell of using deceptive tactics to try to obtain about $2,760 from her "false claim of bodily injury."
Rock Island Deputy Police Chief Jason Foy said Monday that police were notified of the complaint and "an investigation into that led us to believe that she wasn't being truthful."
He called the case "a unique situation" and declined further comment, citing pending litigation. City officials could not be reached for comment Monday.
Ms. Powell was charged in February with a Class A misdemeanor count of resisting arrest by a Rock Island police officer, records show. She is scheduled for an April 24 pretrial conference on the misdemeanor charge.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.