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Linden Woman Faked Being Boston Bomb Victim, Police Say

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.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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