Woman allegedly pretended to have firefighter husband to scam donors

ORANGE COUNTY, California (WABC) -- A woman from California is accused of using a massive wildfire to scam donors out of thousands of dollars in cash and supplies.

Police say Ashley Bemis pretended online that she had a firefighter husband.

She collected $11,000 in cash and supplies under the ruse that they would go to fire crews, according to police.

But investigators say instead she kept the cash and re-sold the supplies.

Police say this isn't the first time Bemis has played on people's sympathies to scam them.

She allegedly admitted to faking a pregnancy to receive baby shower gifts.

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