• Third person accused of trying to defraud the One Fund


    ELIZABETH, N.J. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) - A New Jersey woman has been charged with trying to defraud a charity that aids the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

    Authorities say 44-year-old Iris Gamble of Linden submitted a claim with the One Fund Boston, saying she was injured during the April 15 blasts and wanted money from the fund.

    Gamble said she was treated for injuries at a Newark, N.J., hospital, but irregularities in her paperwork led officials to believe the claim was a fake.

    Union County Prosecutor Grace Park said Friday that Gamble wasn't in Boston the day of the bombings.

    Gamble is charged with attempted theft by deception, fraud and creating fraudulent documents.

    She's due in court in Elizabeth on Aug. 16.

    No phone listing could be found for Gamble, and prosecutors said they didn't know if she had an attorney.

    Gamble is the third person to face charges for fraudulently trying to receive payment from the One Fund. A New York woman was arrested on July 19 amid allegations that she scammed almost half a million dollars from the fund. Audrea Gause pleaded not guilty to larceny charges following her arrest in Troy, N.Y.

    After Gause's arrest, the attorney general's office began working alongside One Fund administrators to review all claims submitted and paid out. Administrators also brought in auditors to review payments.

    Branden Mattier, 22, of Boston, has also been charged with larceny amid accusations that he submitted a nearly $2 million claim to the fund. Investigators claim Mattier used his dead aunt's name on the false claim. Mattier was arrested after receiving a simulated check.

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