Woman who called Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' pleads guilty to stealing $18K from FEMA
Pamela Taylor, the woman who once called Michelle Obama "ape in heels" has recently admitted to having defrauded FEMA.
The 57-year-old, from West Virginia, made headlines in 2016 with her attack on Obama, who was then the First Lady of the United States.
Now, it has been reported that Taylor confessed to having falsely registered for more than $18,000 in FEMA disaster benefits after the 2016 Clay County flooding.
Clay County Woman Pleads Guilty to FEMA Fraud https://t.co/vXa89hmJ9Y— U.S. Attorney SDWV (@SDWVnews) February 13, 2019
A FALSE REGISTRATION
The floods took the lives of 23 people and Taylor argued that her house had been damaged by the waters, allegedly forcing her to stay in a rental property.
However, her home, also known as her primary residence, suffered no damage whatsoever and the 57-year-old continued living there.
A HORRIBLE CRIME
Stuart, U.S. Attorney, stated that the flood was a natural disaster, but "stealing from FEMA is a manmade disaster." As a result, Taylor has agreed to pay restitution of $18,149.04
"Taylor’s fraud scheme diverted disaster benefits from our most desperate and vulnerable, those most in need of help. We take the solemn responsibility of ensuring FEMA dollars are used responsibly and legally."
U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Department of Justice, February 13, 2018
Taylor argued that her house had been damaged by the waters, allegedly forcing her to stay in a rental property
Taylor, who used to be the director of the Clay County Development Corporation before the controversial Facebook post involving Obama, may face up to 30 years behind bars, as well as a fine of around $500,000.
OBAMA LAUGHS LAST
But while Taylor will be dreading the month of May, which is when she will learn her sentence, Obama will happily continue her book tour, with appearances already scheduled for Canada, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
Her book, "Becoming," has been flying off the shelves at a record speed and has even beaten "Shades of Grey" 47-consecutive days as the number one book on Amazon.
Her book is currently in second place in Amazon's Best Sellers list, only losing to "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump" by Andrew G. McCabe.