AG: Woman Claimed Fake Marathon Bombings Injury, Collected $8K From One Fund - NECN


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AG: Woman Claimed Fake Marathon Bombings Injury, Collected $8K From One Fund

A Maine woman is accused of claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon Bombings and scamming The One Fund out of thousands of dollars, according to the Massachusetts attorney general's office.



    Woman Claimed Fake Bombings Injury

    The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office says a Maine woman collected a fraudulent $8,000 payment from the fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims and attempted to collect another $12,500. (Published Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015)

    A 49-year-old Portland, Maine, woman will appear in court Friday after being arrested for allegedly defrauding One Fund Boston.

    Investigators say Amey Molloy claimed she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. Molloy submitted medical records and was paid $8,000 by the fund. When she came back with a second fund request, red flags went up and that launched an investigation.

    In court documents, Maine detectives say Molloy did have surgery for a foot injury but it didn't happen at the bombing. The documents also point to cell phone records that show Molloy's phone pinged off of a cell tower in Yarmouth, Maine on the day of the bombings.

    On Wednesday, Maine and Massachusetts police showed up at her doorstep in Portland. After Molloy was arrested, detectives searched her house and confiscated electronics, medical records and bank records.

    A woman who identified herself as Molloy's sister answered the door today and said, "I don't know anything but she's doing okay, that's all I can say."

    Molloy is expected to appear at a hearing in Maine on Friday but will then head to Massachusetts where she will face larceny charges.

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