BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man charged with making a fake $2 million claim to the Boston marathon victims’ fund has been indicted with his brother for allegedly conspiring in the scam.
The state attorney general’s office said Thursday 22-year-old Branden Mattier and 27-year-old Domunique Grice are charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, attempt to commit larceny and identity fraud. Mattier pleaded not guilty earlier to attempted larceny and identity theft.
Prosecutors say the brothers submitted a false claim to The One Fund for their long-dead aunt. Mattier was arrested July 2 when he accepted a fake check from a state trooper. Prosecutors say the brothers attended a private dinner for victims and planned to test drive a new Mercedes-Benz when the check arrived.
Mattier’s lawyer has said he intends to fight the case. It’s not known who’s representing Grice.