Woman accused of posing as Marines appears in court Wednesday

South Bend, Ind. A woman accused of posing as two fake Marines in order to coax thousands from Michiana residents appeared before a judge Wednesday.

A February 27 trail date was set for Kim Savage.

The 44-year-old faces theft charges stemming from a seven-year catfishing scheme.

Back in October, two women came forward to the St. Joseph County Police Department.

The pair said savaged posed as two United States Marines serving overseas needing money for protective equipment.

Savage was able to pocket tens of thousands of dollars in the course of the scheme.

Up until her arrest last month, savage worked as the head bookkeeper at the st. Joseph county clerk's office.

The clerk's office is confident savage didn't obtain or make any connection with the victims while she was at work.

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