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Following a federal grand jury indictment earlier this week, six Orlando-area residents have been arrested by federal officials and charged with filing false storm claims with the federal government in 2005.

Each of the six individuals arrested, are being charged in separate indictments, and accused of filing and collecting $2,000 in disaster assistance claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The indictments claim the residents falsely claimed to reside in either Texas or Louisiana during the time when hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck, causing severe property damage to the area.

At this time all six have been released on bail, said the U.S. District Attorney, in Orlando.

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