Five Charged in Alleged Dolly Parton Wildfire Relief Fund Scam

Five people have been charged for scheming to defraud Dolly Parton’s wildfire relief fund that was started to benefit people impacted by the wildfires in East Tennessee last year.

According to USA Today: Debra Kay Catlett, her son Chad Alan Chambers, Rocco Boscalia, Ammie Lyons and Esther Pridemore were charged after an indictment was handed down by a grand jury.

Chambers allegedly planned to use his mother’s database of rental properties to determine what properties burned in the fire. The group were allegedly planning to use that list to obtain temporary driver’s licenses in the owners’ names to cash in on money from Dolly Parton’s charity. The group managed to defraud the charity for $12,000.

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