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.