• NY woman accused of posing as Marathon victim fights extradition

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    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman accused of scamming almost half a million dollars from the fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims is fighting extradition to Massachusetts.

    Troy City Court officials say 26-year-old Audrea Gause refused Tuesday to waive her right to an extradition hearing and go voluntarily to face a larceny charge.

    The Troy woman was arrested Friday. She's being held on a fugitive warrant.

    Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said Gause got a $480,000 check from the "One Fund Boston" after using faked medical records to claim she was treated at hospitals in Boston and in New York for a traumatic brain injury suffered in the bombings.

    A message left for Gause's lawyer wasn't initially returned Tuesday.

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