BOSTON (AP) — A New York woman accused of scamming almost half a million dollars from the fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims is due in Boston Municipal court today for an arraignment.
Audrea Gause (ah-DRAY’-uh gows) had fought extradition from New York after her July 19 arrest. She denies any wrongdoing.
Prosecutors say Gause got a $480,000 check from the fund after claiming she had suffered a traumatic brain injury in the bombings. She allegedly used medical records to show she was treated at Boston and New York hospitals.
Authorities got a tip that Gause may not have been in Boston that day and the hospitals said they didn’t treat her.
Authorities are trying to recover the money.