Attorney General’s Office Prepared For State Fair Scammers

Attorney General Greg Zoeller says two women charged with scamming the State Fair victims are nothing new to his office.

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Zoeller says his office often deals with people who are trying to scam Indiana taxpayers.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says two women charged with scamming the State Fair victims are nothing new to his office. Stephanie Murry and Sandra Hurn now facing numerous charges after allegedly trying to take money from the state funds set up to aid victims of the state fair tragedy.

“It‘s very unfortunate, but it‘s something the office of the attorney general does every day,” he says. “Unfortunately we go after people who have defrauded or scammed consumers.”

Zoeller says scam artists often think of the state as a corporate entity when in actuality it‘s Indiana taxpayers. He says his office had been working with law enforcement and the Marion County prosecutor on the case for some time.

The pair is alleged to have falsified hospital records in order to be eligible to make claims to both funds. Both women face jury trial February 27 in Marion Superior Court. Each could get up to eight years and a $10,000 fine.

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