BOSTON – A Troy woman was arraigned Friday in connection with collecting a fraudulent $480,000 claim from The One Fund Boston.
Troy resident, 26-year-old, Audrea Gause appeared in Boston Municipal Court Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to charges she allegedly collected a fraudulent $480,000 claim from The One Fund, created to help those injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.
She was arrested in Troy on July 19th and was transported back to Massachusetts Thursday by Massachusetts State Police after she waived extradition last week.
The Massachusetts Attorney General says Gause claimed she suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing and experienced long-term memory loss, impaired speech, and loss of some motor function that would require future surgery.
According to the Attorney General, on June 3rd, One Fund officials received a detailed and notarized claim from Gause, which included several pages of purported medical records, indicating that she had been hospitalized at the Boston Medical Center for two days, and thereafter at the Albany Medical Center for ten days.
Based on the information contained in the claim and the attached purported medical records, Gause's claim was approved for payment and the money was subsequently sent to her in the end of June.
But the AG's office received a tip that Gause may not have been in Boston during the Marathon Bombing in April. The investigation determined that Gause was not a patient at Boston Medical Center on the day of the bombing, nor was she a patient at Albany Medical Center at the times she claimed.
The Troy Police Department said that she used old hospital documents from back when she had a leg injury.
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