Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Woman Accused of Filing False Fire Claim.

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

Other Allegations Reviewed by Judge

ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Magistrate Judge Don Svet would not release a woman Monday accused of making false claims for the loss of a home in the Cerro Grande Fire.

Prosecutors said the woman, Pamela Medley, has a history of using an alias and false documents.

Svet asked attorneys to provide more information so he can decide whether to release the woman prior to a hearing on charges that she made false statements to the Small Business Administration.

"I'm ordering the defendant held until I'm provided sufficient information to make me comfortable of her whereabouts and her past use of aliases," Svet said. …

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