Boston Marathon Scammers Sentenced

June 24, 2014

Brothers convicted of filing a false $2 million claim to the Boston marathon victims’ fund using the name of an aunt who had been dead for a decade face sentencing.

Twenty-three-year-old Branden Mattier and 28-year-old Domunique Grice, both of Boston, were scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

They were convicted earlier this month of conspiracy to commit larceny and attempt to commit larceny. Mattier also was convicted of identity fraud.

Prosecutors say the brothers submitted a claim to The One Fund claiming their aunt lost her legs in the April 15, 2013, bombing. The fund alerted authorities that the claim was suspicious. State police arrested Mattier when he accepted a fake check.

Prosecutors say the brothers planned to test drive a new Mercedes-Benz the day they received the check.

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