It's really terrible to see someone prey on people's goodwill like this.
Ashley Bemis is a 28-year-old scam artist from California who is finally facing the music and paying for her crimes!
Bemis appeared on the Dr. Phil show and admitted to lying about having a husband battling the state’s wildfires. She also claimed to be pregnant, and asked generous people to donate to the wildfire first responders and victims, pocketing the money for herself.
Bemis was arrested Tuesday in connection to the scam, in which she allegedly collected more than $11,000 worth of cash and donations she claimed would go to the crews fighting blazes across the state, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.