September 20, 2010

Theft charges for woman burned in acid hoax

Associated Press
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This image provided by the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center shows Bethany Storro prior to surgery in Portland.
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Clark County prosecutor has filed three theft charges against a woman who splashed a caustic substance on her face and claimed a stranger had attacked her.

The felony charges filed today by Deputy Prosecutor Tony Golik relate to a public fund set up to benefit Bethany Storro after she was burned. Her parents have said all money raised for her will be returned.

The Columbian reports that in court papers, Storro says she was trying to kill herself, or at least get a new face, when she put caustic drain cleaner on her face on Aug. 30.

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