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Laurel County Couple Arrested In House Fire Donation Scam

Reported by: Christine Winter
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Updated: 7/13/2012 12:07 am
State Police say a Laurel County couple lied about their house being burned down so they could collect donations.

Troopers arrested Robert Maxie and his wife Brittany McDonald of London Wednesday.

They say the couple focused their scam on an East Bernstadt home that was damaged in an arson July 3rd.

Troopers say Maxie and McDonald lied to several people and said they lived in the home and needed donations to get back on their feet.

According to State Police, the couple received donations that included cash and a free motel stay from several community organizations.

Troopers say the arson at the East Bernstadt home is still under investigation, and Maxie and McDonald are not suspects in the fire.
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