A woman has been charged after she allegedly claimed to be a victim of the Cudlee Creek fire to obtain donations.
A woman has been charged after she allegedly claimed to be a victim of the Cudlee Creek fire to obtain donations.

'Fake' fire victim tried to scam donations, cops say

An accused fraudster has been charged over claims she posed as an Adelaide Hills fire victim.

Police said the woman, 39, of Murray Bridge, had "falsely claimed" to be a Cudlee Creek bushfire victim to obtain $300 in donations from an Adelaide Hills church.

She is also accused of trying to deceive Murray Bridge shops that she was a fire victim.

The unnamed woman was arrested last Friday and charged with deception.

She was bailed to appear in the Murray Bridge Magistrates Court in February.