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Alleged One Fund Scammer Is Held On Bail

Branden Mattier (Attorney General's office/AP)

Branden Mattier (Attorney General’s office/AP)

BOSTON — The man accused of making a fake claim of over $2 million to The One Fund Boston is being held on $30,000 cash bail.

Branden Mattier, 22, pleaded not guilty in a Boston courtroom Wednesday morning to charges of attempted larceny over $250 and identity theft.

Mattier was arrested Tuesday after allegedly filing a false claim on behalf of his aunt. He said his aunt was a double amputee as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings, but prosecutors allege she died more than 10 years ago.

Mattier was arrested at his home when an undercover state trooper gave him a simulated check for $2.195 million.

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