The Grand Junction woman who claimed she had a husband killed in Iraq, and later said that she lied about it, said Wednesday that she is embarrassed and sorry for what she did. The woman, first calling herself Amber Kenney, and later revealing her real name as Sarah Kenney, became a regular voice on "The Moose", or KMOZ radio.
The truth came out after local news reporters pieced together her series of lies. Last week on KMOX she announced, on the air, that her husband had been killed in Iraq. The radio station partnered with a local group, Homefront Heroes, that helps soldiers and their families, and started a fundraiser. Later, a number of details in Kenney's story didn't add up, and it was eventually discovered she was lying.
Amber Kenney then confessed that she really is Sarah Kenney and that her husband actually works at a fast food restauraunt in Grand Junction. She told 11 News that she never took any money in connection with the hoax.
Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger is looking into the situation to see a if a crime was committed.
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