Woman arrested after faking firefighter husband to cash in on donations

2018-12-20 14:37
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Ashley Bemis (28), from San Clemente in Orange County, USA, was arrested on Tuesday after she faked having a firefighter husband in order to get her hands on donations meant for the fire crews that fought off recent Californian wildfires, New York Post reports.

She allegedly collected $11 000 (R159 400) in cash and donations from Good Samaritans, KTLA reported.

In August on her Facebook page, Ashley claimed her husband was battling the blazes with fellow firefighters, Daily Mail reports.

"My Shane works for Cal Fire and is out on the Holy Fire right now. I also have two other family members and many friends out on this fire and other fires burning here in California," she wrote.

"I received a text today from Shane saying it's pretty much a living hell out there battling the unpredictable 'Holy Hell Fire'," she continued.

It's claimed that this isn't the first time Ashley has conned people and that she'd also faked pregnancy in one of her scams, The Orange County Resister reports.

Sources: New York Post, KTLA, Daily Mail, The Orange County Resister

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