Police arrest woman over bushfire deception, South Australia

A Murray Bridge woman has been arrested and charged with deception after she allegedly posed as an Adelaide Hills bushfire victim.

Police will allege that the 39-year-old woman falsely claimed to be a victim of the recent Cudlee Creek bushfires so that she could obtain donations to the value $300 from a church in the Adelaide Hills region.

Police will further allege that she also attempted to deceive shops in Murray Bridge, again professing to be a bushfire victim.

The woman was arrested on Friday 27 December and charged with deception. She was bailed to appear in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on 24 February.

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