- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Police at Charleston’s Yeager Airport have charged a woman with receiving free lodging and money meant for residents forced out by a landslide near the airport.

Yeager spokesman Mike Plante says 27-year-old Lindsay Marie Meadows was arrested Tuesday.

A criminal complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court says Meadows had applied for assistance and was given a check for $1,500 in living expenses. She and her six children stayed at two Charleston hotels before airport officials learned Meadows didn’t live where the March 12 landslide occurred. Media outlets report neighbors indicated the property in question had been abandoned for years.

Meadows was held Wednesday at the South Central Regional Jail on a charge of obtaining money and services under false pretenses. Jail records didn’t indicate if she has an attorney.

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