CABIN CREEK, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A West Virginia woman is being sought by police after lying to obtain flood relief funds.
According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Detective K.B. Daugherty with Kanawha County Criminal Investigative Section opened an investigation after fraud complaints were filed by WV VOAD (West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and the American Red Cross.
Both organizations are aiding residents of Eastern Kanawha County who suffered flood damage from the August 28, 2023, flooding.
The organizations stated that they provided goods and services to a female who sought assistance after claiming her Cabin Creek area home was damaged during the recent flooding.
The female received goods and services from both organizations that exceeded $2000.00 in value.
Detective Daugherty learned during the course of his investigation that no structures existed at the address provided to relief organizations at the time of the flood and no damages were suffered by the female because of the disaster.
The female has been identified as Ms. Brittany Lee Hackney, 26 years old from Sissonville, West Virginia.
An arrest warrant has been filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court against Hackney for one felony count of fraudulent schemes (obtaining money, property, and services by false pretenses).
The suspect could be traveling between Sissonville and Cabin Creek, West Virginia.
Brittany Lee Hackney is wanted by authorities and if anyone has any information as to her whereabouts, please contact Detective Daugherty at 304-357-0556.