Woman accused of embezzling $ 60,000 from 75-year-old Camp Fire victim whose home was destroyed in the worst natural fire in California
- Brenda Rose Asbury, 29, is arrested on charges of embezzling more than $ 63,000 from an older woman
- The victim, 75, lost her home in the deadly campfire in California
- The police say that the misappropriated money came from its insurance scheme
- The Butte County Sheriff issued an arrest warrant for Asbury in September
- She lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma and reported herself on November 4
- The campfire caused 85 deaths while more than 150,000 hectares burned for 18 days
Brenda Rose Asbury, 29, was arrested and charged with plundering an elderly victim of the campfire in California for $ 63,000
An Oklahoma woman is accused of having a 75-year-old campfire victim for $ 63,000 in insurance money raised by extensive natural fire damage.
Brenda Rose Asbury, 29, was arrested and faced with charges of elder abuse, embezzlement, and major theft, said the Butte County Sheriff office.
The victim lost her house in the natural fire in 2018.
The authorities issued an arrest warrant for Asbury in September and last month tried to find the suspect.
They finally decided that she lived in Tulsa.
Homes were leveled by the infamous campfire in the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, California on December 3, 2018
Flames from the campfire at a house on top of a ridge in Big Bend, California on November 10, 2018
Brenda Rose Asbury is accused of scamming a victim of a natural fire, who lost her house and gave up $ 63,000 of her insurance plan
Police agencies in Oklahoma were recruited to find Asbury. Her lawyer spoke to the police on November 1 and told the lawyer that she should contact them immediately.
The sheriff's office said she reported on November 4 and drove three days from Oklahoma.
It is not clear what Asbury's relationship with the victim was.
Her presentation is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The campfire is the most deadly and destructive natural fire in California's history.
It killed 85 people and destroyed thousands of houses and structures. The fire started in Butte County and burned more than 150,000 hectares for 18 days.
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