5th Person Charged With Posing As San Bruno Explosion Victim

SAN BRUNO (AP) – A fifth person has been charged with posing as a victim of the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion in order to get aid.

The San Mateo County Times reports that 51-year-old Daniel Stansbury of Los Altos pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to seven charges, including identity theft and falsely claiming aid.

San Mateo County prosecutors say he gave workers at a resource center set up for blast victims a false name and told them he lived in the neighborhood affected by the explosion. He then allegedly accepted at least $2,000 in gift cards.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says Stansbury also spent nine nights at San Francisco Bay area Hilton hotels on Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s dime.

Four other people have also been charged with posing as victims of the blast.

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  1. ct2 says:

    they either need a tattoo on the face that desribes their horrible lack of morals so everybody can shun them for life, or to be hung.

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