New Jersey woman charged with fraudulent claim on Boston bombing fund
NEWARK (REUTERS) - A New Jersey woman has been charged with submitting fraudulent injury claims to a charity set up to aid victims of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings, prosecutors said on Friday.
Union County prosecutors said Iris Gamble, 44, of Linden, New Jersey, submitted a false claim with the One Fund Boston, which was established after the April 15 bombing attack that killed three and injured about 264 people, mainly spectators crowded at the finish line.
Gamble is the third person charged with filing false claims for benefits from the fund, which has raised more than US$60 million (S$76 million) for victims of the largest mass-casualty attack on United States soil since the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.
Gamble submitted the claims on June 11, claiming to have been treated at a Newark hospital for injuries sustained in the bombing. However, the application was flagged due to misspellings and other irregularities, prosecutors said. The Massachusetts attorney general forwarded the case to Union County officials.