OROVILLE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Northern California authorities have arrested a woman they say scammed $63,100 from a 75-year-old who lost a home in a wildfire last year that killed 85 people.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday the arrest of 29-year-old Brenda Rose Asbury for elder abuse, embezzlement and grand theft.
Detectives say Asbury stole from an insurance settlement that the victim received after losing a home in the 2018 Camp Fire.
Asbury turned herself in to Butte County authorities on Monday after driving three days from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the advice of her attorney.
The sheriff’s office said Asbury is in jail on $63,100 bail.