A Galveston, Louis vuitton outlet Texas man faces up to 30 years in federal prison over a Hurricane Ike fraud scheme involving his mother's house, according to the Courthouse News Service.
Patrick Adolf Prendergast Jr., 54, was convicted of fraud for knowingly submitting a claim for FEMA recovery assistance on a house he didn't own. Prendergast received $90,000 in disaster relief funds based upon false claims of ownership.
Law enforcement officials say the house was his mother's second home and did not quality for Ike recovery funds. The son filed a claim pretending to the owner and resident of the home. Prendergast remains in jail awaiting sentence on May 4.
Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston as a strong Category 2 hurricane on September 13, 2008.