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 Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.