Woman Accused of Scamming $500K From Boston Marathon Fund

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boston-explosionBOSTON — A woman who allegedly scammed nearly half a million dollars from a nonprofit fund benefiting the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested Friday, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Audrea Gause, 26, was arrested in Troy, N.Y., where she lives, on a Massachusetts fugitive warrant, a statement from Coakley’s office said. She is charged with larceny in Massachusetts

The nonprofit — The One Fund Boston — began distributing nearly $61 million to 232 eligible claimants starting June 30, according to a release from the organization.

Gause was awarded $480,000 from the fund after claiming she suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing.

After receiving a tip authorities determined that Gause was not even in Boston at the time of the bombing, Coakley said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

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