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Woman Due in Washington Court in Acid Hoax Case

By: Nigel Duara
By: Nigel Duara

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state woman who falsely
claimed a stranger threw acid in her face is due in court in what will be her first public appearance since she held a hospital press conference nearly a month ago with her head swathed in bandages.

Bethany Storro of Vancouver is expected to plead not guilty Wednesday to three theft charges. Deputy Prosecutor Tony Golik says she accepted donations for help with facial burns she suffered Aug. 30. Police say she later admitted putting drain cleaner on her face.

Her lawyer expects Storro will be released after a brief appearance in Clark County Superior Court. Court records indicate Storro spent about $1,500 of the nearly $28,000 donated. Storro's parents have said the money will be returned.

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