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Adam Stone to Represent Mansfield Woman Accused of Setting up Fraudulent GoFundMe Account

by | Jul 7, 2016 | Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, In the News, White Collar Crimes, Wire Fraud

Attorney Adam Stone of Eyer Stone, LTD will represent a 41-year-old Mansfield woman accused of fraudulently claiming to be a highly-decorated combat veteran with breast cancer to receive GoFundMe donations. According to a federal indictment, the defendant allegedly misled a total of 32 people into donating a total of $3,515 to help her afford experimental life-saving surgery, with one person donating as much as $1,000.

Prosecutors have also alleged that the defendant attempted to prove her veteran status by falsifying a government document showing that she was discharged from active duty service. If convicted of federal wire fraud, the defendant could face up to 20 years in prison.

The defendant is well known throughout Mansfield for her charitable work for veterans through her organization Mission Possible. The organization provides meals to veterans and is in the process of creating a shelter for homeless veterans.

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