Oklahoma woman accused of embezzling over $60,000 from 75-year-old Camp Fire victim

first_imgButte County Sheriffs Office(TULSA, Okla.) — An Oklahoma woman is accused of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars in insurance money from an elderly Camp Fire survivor whose home was destroyed in the deadly wildfire, officials said.Brenda Rose Asbury, 29, of Tulsa, embezzled $63,100 from a 75-year-old person who was meant to collect the money as part of an insurance settlement after losing a residence in the 2018 fire, according to a press release from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.Asbury was arrested and charged with elder abuse, embezzlement and grand theft, according to the sheriff’s office.The Camp Fire is the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history, destroying thousands of homes and structures and claiming the lives of 85 people. The blaze ignited in Butte County and burned 153,336 acres for 18 days.Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Asbury in September of this year.They discovered she lived in Tulsa and coordinated with Oklahoma law enforcement to try and track her down, according to the sheriff’s office.An attorney retained by Asbury later spoke with detectives, who told the attorney that Asbury needed to contact law enforcement immediately.She showed up to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Monday and told them she had been driving the past three days from Oklahoma, the sheriff’s office said.Asbury was subsequently placed under arrest.It was not immediately clear how Asbury came across the money, or if she had a relationship with the victim. Calls to the sheriff’s office were not returned.Asbury did not respond to ABC News for comment. An attorney for her could not be reached.She is expected to be arraigned on Thursday in Butte County Superior Court.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Students march for life in D.C.

first_imgMore than 300 Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students braved a 15-hour journey to Washington, D.C. this weekend to support a cause they believe in. These students participated in the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally on Monday, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade. Junior Chris Damian participated in the March for Life through Notre Dame’s Right to Life Club. He said it is important to show solidarity with the pro-life movement. “For me, being pro-life means recognizing the inherent dignity of all human beings,” Damian said. “It means protecting the lives of the unborn, helping women in crisis pregnancies, showing women that abortion is not their only choice and respecting men and women in my daily life … I want to show men and women that they are loved and supported and to help other pro-lifers to be able to provide that love and support.” Five buses of students left for Washington, D.C. on Friday evening, and another three buses left Sunday evening, Damian said. The students stayed at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, Va. Sophomore Chelsea Merriman said Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend celebrated Mass with the students Sunday. The Notre Dame community celebrated another Mass with University President Fr. John Jenkins on Monday. Merriman said that later on Monday, students participated in a demonstrated march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court. She said the pated in a demonstrated march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court. She said the purpose of the march was to say, “We are here, we aren’t going away and this is a cause that’s very important to a lot of us.”   Junior Ellen Carroll said Notre Dame was a strong presence at this year’s March for Life. “We had people coming up to us really excited that we were there from Notre Dame, and I liked being able to go with the University,” she said. The issue of abortion is very relevant to the South Bend community, Damian said. “On the bus ride down here, we each received a card with the name of a child aborted in South Bend last year and the date of that abortion,” he said. “I think that card really solidified the issue for a lot of us … This isn’t just an abstract issue or one in a country across the globe. This is a real issue happening down the street from our campus.” Damian said the closeness of the issue was another reason he participated in the March for Life. “I want to march for the child on my card and for his family,” he said. Carroll said she enjoyed meeting people from across the country with a range of opinions about abortion. “It was just a very cool thing to see how many people could come together to support their beliefs on an issue,” Carroll said. Merriman said sometimes it is disheartening to see participants in the March for Life leave their posters and trash on the ground after the event. “I support the pro-life mission [and] I like the solidarity in the march, but I sometimes feel really hesitant about the lack of respect [for the area],” she said. The March for Life was still a very positive experience, Merriman said. “It’s a very high-energy event,” she said. “There’s a lot of solidarity … If we keep doing this, we will make a change.”last_img read more

Offense paces Syracuse in 3-0 win at Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (15-8, 7-3 Atlantic Coast) snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Clemson (6-16, 1-9) in Clemson, South Carolina. After defeating Clemson 25-17, 25-16, 25-21 in the Women’s Building on Oct. 6, the Orange completed the season sweep Sunday, winning 25-20, 25-15, 25-20.Anastasiya Gorelina and Santita Ebangwese paced the offense, with 17 and nine kills, respectively. As a team, the Orange had its most efficient offensive performance of the season, registering a team hitting percentage of .417 — .075 points better than its previous best. Gorelina’s 17 kills came with just three errors on 29 attack attempts, a .517 hitting percentage, her second best of the season.Ebangwese also posted a season best .818 hitting percentage. Defensively, she was responsible for five blocks, with help from Amber Witherspoon and Christina Oyawele, who each added three.In a back and forth first set, the Orange dropped the opening five points, but rallied to win eight of the next nine points to take an 8-6 lead. SU used a 7-2 run at the end of the opening set to pull away and win 25-20, capitalizing on four attack errors by the Tigers in the final eight points of the set.Leading 13-9 in the second set, the Orange used an 8-2 run to pull away from the Tigers and comfortably win, 25-15. The third set was the most competitive throughout, with neither team leading by more than three points at any time until SU used a late run to close out the match. Tied at 19 in the third set, head coach Leonid Yelin used a timeout and SU responded with six of the final seven points of the match, using three kills and an ace to put the match away.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU returns home Friday at 7 p.m. against Virginia Tech. Comments Published on October 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected]last_img read more