Couple charged in funeral scam face new fraud allegations

Brittney Schmidt and Vincent Fina, both of Brooklyn, were

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Brittney Schmidt and Vincent Fina, both of Brooklyn, were arrested Friday, March 3, 2017, on charges of scheme to defraud, Nassau County police said. Schmidt and Fina, with their son, 11, are accused of fraudulently collecting donations from Lynbrook businesses for a funeral for a child who had not died. The couple faced new charges after police said the pair had used a similar scheme since at least July 2016, Nassau officials said. (Credit: Jim Staubitser)

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