OROVILLE, Butte County (AP) — Northern California authorities have arrested a woman they say scammed $63,100 from a 75-year-old who lost a home in a wildfire last year that killed 85.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday the arrest of 29-year-old Brenda Rose Asbury for elder abuse, embezzlement and grand theft.READ MORE: Suspect Killed In Unincorporated Hayward Deputy-Involved Shooting
Detectives say Asbury stole from an insurance settlement that the victim received after losing a home in the 2018 Camp Fire.
A warrant for her arrest was issued in September.READ MORE: Big Rig Driver, CHP Officer Rescue Worker Trapped By Burning Truck
Asbury turned herself in to Butte County authorities on Monday after driving three days from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and on the advice of her attorney, Michael Erpino of Chico.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Megan McMann said Asbury is in jail on $63,100 bail.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Police Shootings Protest In Oakland Turns Violent; Windows Broken, Fires Ignited; Businesses Vandalized
She is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.