Brothers in Boston Marathon One Fund scam due in court

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The One Fund Boston was set up by Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick to help those affected by the Marathon bombings. Credit: www.onefundboston.org.

Two brothers charged with trying to scam the Boston Marathon One Fund out of $2 million are due in court Monday, the AP reports.

The pair, Branden Mattier, 23, and Domunique Grice, 28, are accused of trying to make away with the cash rightfully going to the marathon victims by making a fake claim under the name of an aunt who has been dead for a decade.

Both have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy commit larceny, attempt to commit larceny and identity fraud for allegedly claiming to the One Fund that their long-dead aunt lost both legs in the April 15, 2013, attack.

Mattier was arrested on July 2 after allegedly accepting a fake check from a state trooper. Prosecutors claim the brothers to take a new Mercedes-Benz for a test-drive when they got their hands on the money.

The brothers, who are out on bail, are due to begin trial Monday morning at the Suffolk Superior Court.

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