- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 27, 2016

A woman who volunteered to help burn victim Safyre Terry open thousands of Christmas cards she received after her story went viral on social media has been charged of stealing donations and gift cards intended for the 8-year-old girl. 

Kimberly Bradford, 41 of Rotterdam, N.Y. was charged with fourth-degree larceny, according to the Albany Times Union. 

She allegedly stole $800 in cash and gift cards from the thousands of Christmas cards Safyre received over the holidays. 

Safyre, a Schenectady native, lost her father and three younger siblings in a fire caused by arson in 2013. She was severely burned on more than 75 percent of her body and lost her left foot and right hand. 

This Christmas, her aunt put out a call online asking for people to send in Christmas cards for Safyre to put on her new card tree. 

She received more than 1 million cards and packages from around the world, including notes from Beyonce, Katy Perry, and the White House. 

Ms. Bradford was arraigned and jailed on $5,000 bail. Police had no information on whether she has a lawyer to comment, the Associated Press reported.


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