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Former TDCJ Lieutenant Accused Of Cooking Up Raw Beef Insurance Scheme

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are accusing a former Texas Department of Criminal Justice lieutenant of taking part in an undercooked scheme in which she claimed she was served raw hamburger meat at two different locations of a fast food chain.

Cassandra Brooks, 53, has been charged with insurance fraud and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Brooks was indicted by a Harris County grand jury, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.

Ogg says Brooks was awarded more than $10,000 as part of an insurance settlement after she claimed that she had been served raw beef at a Sonic restaurant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in July 2018.

Prosecutors say Brooks made a similar claim at a Sonic in suburban Houston just a month later.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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