Woman could face federal fraud charges

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By Staff Reports

A Galax woman was arrested Dec. 11 on a direct indictment alleging that she obtained money by false pretenses from a disabled person.
Tamara Parnell, 35, of Galax was arrested by Galax Detective Robbie Isom and a special agent of the U.S. Secret Service, according to Police Chief Rick Clark.
An investigation was conducted following a complaint received by the Galax Department of Social Services, alleging that Parnell had diverted funds from an account of a female she was paid to keep in her home, Clark said.

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