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Jan 29, 2013 8:55 AM by AP

Jonesboro man indicted in wire fraud case

MORNOE, La. (AP) - A 56-year-old Jonesboro man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 11 counts of wire fraud after obtaining Federal Emergency Management Agency grants.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Curtis Roller also faces four counts of making false statements on workers compensation forms.

According to the indictment, from Jan. 1, 2002, to Dec. 31, 2010, Roller submitted false information on grant applications he sent to FEMA so Louisiana and Arkansas fire departments he wrote grants for were eligible to receive the funds.

Roller is accused of inflating population data, agency coverage areas and numbers of responded calls on the FEMA grant applications.

It was unclear whether Roller has an attorney.

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