Moline woman faces fraud charge in claim against RI police


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Originally Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 6:56 pm
Last Updated: April 01, 2013, 8:50 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

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.














 



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