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Cops: Troy woman filed $480K false Boston Marathon victim claim
TROY - A Troy woman was arrested for allegedly filing a false claim to collect almost half a million dollars from a national Boston Marathon bombing relief fund, according to Troy Police.
Investigators say Audrea Gause claimed to have suffered a traumatic brain injury during the bombings and filed a $480,000 claim with The One Fund.
Troy Police Captain, John Cooney, told CBS6 that Gause opened a bank account and on July 1 and cashed the check for $480,000. Then on July 15, she withdrew $377,500 cash and brought that in a paperbag to a builder in Clifton Park.
Gause had been in Boston Medical Center for a claimed fall, and had obtained the paperwork and forms needed to make a claim.
Audrey Gause was taken into custody Friday morning and arraigned as a fugitive of justice.
Gause was charged with felony defrauding a nationally recognized victim relief fund.