Skip to comments.San Bruno scams: Officials watch for 'vermin'
Posted on 09/17/2010 12:01:15 AM PDT by thecodont
(09-16) 14:36 PDT SAN BRUNO -- Two women were charged Thursday with trying to impersonate victims of last week's deadly pipeline blast in San Bruno, as state and local authorities warned that identity thieves, unscrupulous contractors and others seeking to wring profit from tragedy would be punished severely.
"We view them as vermin," said Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County's chief deputy district attorney, referring to anyone caught exploiting the fiery rupture of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. natural gas transmission line, which destroyed 37 homes and killed at least four people. He said suspects would not be offered plea bargains.
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Reminds me of stories coming out after Hurricane Katrina.
Ugggh...I am sorry I looked at the picture....