Screen shot of GoFundMe page for Joanna Leigh

Jamaica Plain Woman Indicted for Allegedly Faking Bombing Injuries

Joanna Leigh, a Jamaica Plain woman who collected nearly $40,000 from the One Fund and other donation sources, stands accused of faking her injuries. WCVB reports that Leigh has been indicted on several counts of stealing donations. Leigh claims to have run toward the scene after hearing the first bomb, but investigators say she was actually blocks away from the explosions. Leigh said she suffered brain damage, hearing loss and is experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This summer, the JP resident's new service dog went missing, sparking a hunt that was among our most-read stories of the year.