Woman Allegedly Fakes 2nd Degree Burns From McDonald's Coffee

Selena Edwards is charged with nearly two dozen felony counts after allegedly faking injuries from a faulty McDonald's lid.
1:21 | 11/14/14

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38 year old Selena Edwards. Charged with nearly two dozen counts of felony insurance and worker's compensation fraud after filing a claim against McDonald's alleging that includes coffee led. Led to these second degree burns she said that she had been burned. By spilled coffee. At a McDonald's drive through. Officials say Edwards submitted false medical documents and those photos she claims showed her injuries. Prosecutors believe C pulled them from the Internet. At least one of the photographs have been pulled off of the Internet. From the hospital site is a photograph and burned hand but it wasn't her burned hand. Edwards may have been inspired by a landmark case twenty years ago. 79 year old Stella Lee back awarded more than 600000. Dollars from the fast food chain after she accidentally spilled a tub of hot coffee in her lap. Causing third degree burns to give you one can be triggered a major route you'll look edited Richmond. The case so famous it was even parodied on side spelled out tonight. But it's no laughing matter for Edwards this morning. The California mom has surrendered to authorities and she is pleaded not guilty. This particular a type of crime can lead. And not only to monetary sanctions but potentially jail time as well.

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