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 Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance. 1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.