Iraq Soldier Death Fraud Woman Appears In Mesa County Court

The Grand Valley woman accused of making up a story about a fictitious husband who died while fighting in Iraq makes her first appearance in a Mesa County courtroom Friday. Sarah Kenney is the woman who called herself “Amber”, and told a Grand Junction radio station and the military support group, “Homefront Heroes” that her military husband was shot and killed in Iraq only to find out the story was false.

She appeared in front of Mesa County District Court Judge David Bottger. Kenney, who is representing herself, was advised of the charges against her, which include two counts of felony criminal impersonation.

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger is prosecuting the case and says he is in negotiations with Kenney and he's hopeful the two sides can reach a plea agreement. Kenney is expected to enter a plea during her next court appearance scheduled for next Friday.

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