MILWAUKEE -- There have been plenty of questions and controversy this week swirling around a family that claimed the American Red Cross did nothing to help them after a house fire back in December. FOX6 spoke exclusively with the woman behind the lies who explains why the situation spiraled out of control.
"This is something serious I never knew it was going to get this far," Latressa Turner said.
Recognizing the ramifications...
"I just had to realize to myself it's not going to get me nowhere," Turner said.
Latressa Turner has finally made the decision to come clean.
"Did you get a card, a debit card from the Red Cross?" FOX6's Derica Williams asked. "Yes, to be honest I did," Turner said.
Her honesty comes only after the Red Cross was called out in the community for failing to serve the victims.
"It made me feel bad because I lied to the news and stuff," Turner said. "It made me feel bad for the Red Cross people."
Turner is now feeling remorse after making claims the Red Cross turned her away after she lost everything in a house fire near 21st and Concordia.
Her statements proved untrue when FOX6 News received documents from the Red Cross national office showing Turner was given a debit card for several hundred dollars the day her home went up in flames.
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