7th Person Accused Of Posing As San Bruno Blast Victim

SAN BRUNO (AP) — A seventh person has been charged with posing as a victim of the San Bruno pipeline explosion to claim disaster aid.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Thursday that 23-year-old Jacqueline Turner has been charged with burglary.

San Mateo County prosecutors alleged that Turner pretended she was a victim of the Sept. 9 blast that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. They alleged Wise filled out a form with an address purportedly in the disaster zone even though she is a resident of San Francisco.

When relief workers asked her what she needed, prosecutors said Turner stated that she wanted everything they were offering.

Turner is free on $50,000 bail.

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One Comment

  1. tn says:

    Yeah, and what we’re offering is a trip to sing-sing for faking and trying to steal from others who were devastated from this incident. Lowly opportunist leach!

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