Brothers who scammed marathon fund face sentencing

Investigators in white jumpsuits work the crime scene on Boylston Street following the bomb attack at the Boston Marathon, April 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (File) (Getty Images, Darren McCollester)
Investigators in white jumpsuits work the crime scene on Boylston Street following the bomb attack at the Boston Marathon, April 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (File) (Getty Images, Darren McCollester)
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Updated: 6/23 1:45 pm

BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts brothers who were convicted of filing a false $2 million claim to the Boston marathon victims' fund, using the name of an aunt who had been dead for a decade, now face their punishment.

Branden Mattier, 23, and Domunique Grice, 28, both of Boston, were scheduled to be sentenced Monday. They were convicted earlier this month of conspiracy to commit larceny and attempt to commit larceny. Mattier also was convicted of identity fraud.

Prosecutors say the brothers submitted a claim to The One Fund claiming their aunt lost her legs in the April 15, 2013, bombing. The fund alerted authorities that the claim was suspicious, and state police arrested Mattier when he accepted a fake check.

Prosecutors said the brothers planned to test drive a new Mercedes-Benz the day they received the check.

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