California woman charged with fraud over coffee spill injury claim

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Reuters is reporting:

A California woman has been charged with fraud for falsely saying she was badly scalded by McDonald’s coffee and using photos copied off the Internet to make it appear she suffered second-degree burns on her hand, officials said.

Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville, faces 21 felony counts of fraud for filing an injury claim in which she said she was handed a cup of coffee at a McDonald’s drive-through..

The Los Angeles Times reported that Edwards said she was burned during a Jan. 28, 2013, visit to a McDonald’s drive-through in Fontana and that she was seeking $10,000. She was charged by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, according to the paper.