Amey Molloy accused of defrauding marathon bombing victims fund

Amey Molloy accused of defrauding marathon bombing victims fund

Amey Molloy, Bombing Fund Fraudster Allegedly Got $8,000. Molloy, 49, of Portland, Maine, was arrested in Portland this morning and is charged with larceny and attempted larceny.

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office said Amey Molloy sent a detailed and notarized claim in June 2013 to The One Fund Boston, a nonprofit set up to help those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The claim allegedly included several pages of medical records that showed she had undergone a surgical operation in Portland on her foot due to a Boston Marathon bombing injury. After reviewing the medical records, The One Fund issued Molloy a $8,000 check to cover the expenses of the surgery.

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office said they began an investigation into Amey Molloy, 49, in August 2014 after The One Fund became suspicious of the second claim. They allegedly discovered the medical records for the first and second claims were fraudulent and she was not treated for a foot or hip injury related to the bombings.The One Fund announced in June 2014 that it would be making a second round of financial distributions to victims after receiving more donations. The Attorney General’s office said that in July 2014, Molloy submitted another claim, again with several pages of medical records that showed she had undergone a hip surgery in Maine in August of 2013. The claim allegedly said the surgery was necessary because of the foot injury from the Boston Bombings. The claim asked for $12,500 to cover the medical costs, said the Attorney General’s office.

“She allegedly stole money from the thousands of people who had so generously donated to help the real victims of the Marathon bombing,” said Massachusetts Attorney General Coakley.

Amey Molloy was arrested Wednesday in Portland on a Massachusetts fugitive warrant and was charged with larceny over $250 and attempted larceny.

Amey Molloy is not the first person to allegedly try to defraud The One Fund. In May 2014, New York resident Audrea Gause pleaded guilty for collecting a fraudulent $480,000 claim from The One Fund. A pair of Boston brothers were each sentenced in June 2014 for trying to defraud The One Fund of $2.195 million by submitting a false claim on behalf of their dead aunt.