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East Liverpool woman charged with voter fraud

Rebecca Hammonds is charged with 32 counts of false voter registration and three counts of false signatures

LISBON, Ohio (WKBN) -A Columbiana County woman has been indicted by a Columbiana County grand jury on 35 felony voter fraud counts.

Rebecca Hammonds, 33, of East Liverpool, is charged with 32 counts of false voter registration and three counts of false signatures, according to a news release from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Office.

Hammonds is accused of creating false voter registration documents for 35 people in Columbiana County.

Authorities say Hammonds worked for an activist group helping with voter registration last year. The group says it has since fired Hammonds.

The matter was investigated by the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The case will be prosecuted by the office of Columbiana County Prosecuting Attorney Robert L. Herron with the Ohio Attorney General's Special Prosecutions Section serving as special assistant prosecutors.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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