Loveland woman arrested for charities fraud


A 45-year-old Loveland woman who allegedly feigned serious illness and raised money through sympathetic donors has been arrested on suspicion of charities fraud and other crimes.

Kristin Ashley Eagle was taken into custody Friday following a lengthy investigation, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Eagle also faces charge of theft, identity theft, forgery and unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, according to a news release.

In July of 2017 the sheriff’s office was contacted by a man who said he was being scammed by Eagle. Investigators found that Eagle told friends and acquaintances she suffered serious medical conditions resulting in unpaid medical bills and an inability to pay her living expenses.

Several community members rallied for Eagle, giving her money, organizing fundraising events and creating GoFundMe accounts, the release said. Almost $20,000 was raised for Eagle to help with medical and other expenses.

Eagle used her serious medical condition ploy to gain access to, and manage, other people’s bank accounts, investigators said. She allegedly spent money, more than $100,000 from those accounts, without permission, the sheriff’s office said.

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