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Manitoba woman charged with impersonating 12 people including NBA player

Miami Heat's Chris Andersen reacts after the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded his shot during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. A Manitoba woman who is accused of impersonating and duping Andersen is facing more charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/J Pat Carter
December 19, 2013 - 12:25 PM

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba woman who is accused of impersonating and duping a professional basketball player is facing more charges.

RCMP say there are 13 new charges of personation and fraud against Shelly Lynn Chartier of Easterville.

Chartier had already been charged with possession and transmission of child pornography, extortion and uttering threats in a case involving Chris Andersen of the NBA Miami Heat.

Andersen's lawyer alleges his client was the victim of a wide-ranging Internet hoax that resulted in a raid of Andersen's home.

Working in co-operation with the Colorado police department, RCMP say they are laying more charges involving 11 other people police allege have been impersonated and defrauded.

RCMP say details of the case are covered by a publication ban and no further information will be released.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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